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Miss. high court refuses to change ruling

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has

reaffirmed its decision that the body of a girl killed in a plane

crash in 2005 can be moved from Mississippi and reburied in her

mother's home of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Victoria Spiers, then 10, and a friend, 10-year-old Jessi

Harris, and Jessi's grandfather, Vincent J. Lewis, the pilot of the

plane, were killed in the crash near Natchez.

The child had been visiting her father's family in Mississippi.

Her mother made the trip from Texas with Jessi and Lewis to pick

her up.

The small plane went down shortly after takeoff on the return

trip.

Tori's mother, Carmen Hastings, was the only survivor, and was

injured in the crash.

In August, the Supreme Court overturned an Adams County judge's

denial of Hastings' request to move her daughter's remains from

Liberty, Miss., to Texas.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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