High court refuses to hear Mississippi death row case

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JACKSON, MS - The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition to review the case of Mississippi death row inmate William Wilson, who was seeking a new trial in the 2005 slaying of a 2-year-old girl.

The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling by a Mississippi court that rejected Wilson's claim that a trial judge's failure to dismiss his lawyers barred a plea deal that might have spared his life.

The Mississippi Supreme Court in 2009 upheld Wilson's capital murder and death sentence. Wilson pleaded guilty to capital murder in the death of Mallory Conlee. Wilson was sentenced to death in 2007 in Lee County.

He also received 20 years for felonious child abuse.

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