Murder Conviction Upheld For Pascagoula Man

The state Court of Appeals upheld the murder conviction of a Pascagoula man Tuesday in the 1998 shooting death of his brother-in-law.

Derwin Bozeman was sentenced to life in prison in 2000 for killing Jamie Havard.

Bozeman was arrested July 30th, 1998, on murder charges after shooting Havard while Havard, Bozeman's estranged wife and their two children were at Bozeman's residence. Bozeman claimed the shooting was in self-defense.

During the trial, Bozeman's attorneys presented no witnesses, and he declined to take the stand in his own defense.

The Appeals Court rejected all of Bozeman's arguments on appeal.