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Retrial set for capital murder of George Co. sheriff

A retrial is set to begin Monday for the woman accused in the death of George County Sheriff Gary Welford. (Source: WLOX) A retrial is set to begin Monday for the woman accused in the death of George County Sheriff Gary Welford. (Source: WLOX)
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A retrial is set to begin next week for the woman indicted in the death of George County Sheriff Gary Welford.

Brandy Williams and Christopher Lee Baxter drove the car that ran over Sheriff Welford during a high speed chase on July 21, 2010. The sheriff was setting out spikes, trying to stop the chase when he was hit by the truck fleeing from deputies.

Williams and Baxter were sentenced to life in prison. But an appeals court reversed the capital murder conviction of Williams. Justices said they found errors in the trial. One of the reasons a new trial was ordered is because what Baxter told deputies when he was arrested wasn't allowed in the trial.

Baxter said Williams was driving, but they switched seats during the chase and he was actually driving when they hit the sheriff. He also said Williams told him to stop, but he didn't. 

Baxter's conviction has been affirmed by the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Jury selection for the retrial begins Monday in Lauderdale County.

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