JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear an appeal from Joe Lee Brunner, who was convicted of beating an elderly woman during a 2006 robbery.
Brunner was sentenced in 2007 to 180 years in Hinds County on four counts related to the attack on 82-year-old Lorea May. The state Court of Appeals upheld his conviction last year. Authorities say Brunner beat May with a pipe after breaking into her home.