The Mississippi Supreme Court today refused to review again the life sentence given convicted murderer James Williams for a killing in Greene County. Last November, the Supreme Court upheld Williams' conviction. Justices ruled the trial judge properly explained the issue of self-defense to jurors and Williams deserved no more explanation.
Williams was sentenced to life in prison for the 1996 slaying of Johnny Powe in the parking lot of a convenience store. Authorities say Powe was shot once in the head.