New trial date set in Moss Point murder case

Tevin Benjamin during his 2010 trial.
Tevin Benjamin during his 2010 trial.

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - A Moss Point teenager convicted of murder will head to court this fall hoping for a second chance at freedom. Friday, a Jackson County judge set Tevin Benjamin's trial date for October 14th.

Benjamin was one of several teenagers convicted in the 2008 capital murder case involving a Hattiesburg man. Michael David Porter had stopped at a Moss Point gas station to ask for directions when he was shot during a botched robbery.

Benjamin was 15 when he was sentenced to a life in prison in 2010. But in June, the Supreme Court reversed that decision, saying Benjamin's rights were violated during his statements to police.

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