"Court on the Road" comes to Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Students at Southern Miss are getting an up-close look at how the Mississippi Court of Appeals conducts its business. They sat in on arguments of actual cases that were heard today at the Thad Cochran Center on campus.

It's part of an annual, "Court on the Road" program.

A 3-judge panel heard arguments in 2 appeals, including the case of Edna Mae Sanders, the Gulf Coast woman who was convicted in 2008 of murdering her husband by throwing hot cooking oil on him as he slept.

The "Court on the Road" program is also held at other universities across the state.

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