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Madison County man serving life will be resentenced

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Madison County man sentenced to life in prison without parole as a habitual offender will go back to court. 

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Tony Swinney will be re-sentenced for a robbery conviction.

On May 6, 2015, a grand jury indicted Swinney for the robbery of a Flora convenience store, with an enhancement for a crime committed against a victim of 65 years of age or older and conspiracy to commit robbery. 

READ MORE: Long sentence handed to robber who assaulted 73-year-old store owner

He was found guilty on both counts on October 27, 2015.

Swinney appealed arguing there was not sufficient proof he is a habitual offender. 

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