Appeal granted for Jackson Co. capital murder case

Appeal granted for Jackson Co. capital murder case

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A Biloxi man convicted of murdering a St. Martin family in 2001 is moving forward with his second appeal. The Mississippi Supreme Court has given death row inmate Thong Le permission to pursue his post-conviction appeal.

In 2002, Le was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death for the killing of Minh Huynh and her two daughters at their home in November 2001. The girls were 15 and 11 years old.

Court documents state the Mississippi Supreme Court found that Le "made a substantial showing that his right to effective assistance of counsel was violated such that he should be granted leave to file a petition for post-conviction relief on this claim."

Le's co-defendant, Ngan Tran, committed suicide in April 2002 in the Jackson County Jail.

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