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Court Proceedings

Since 2003, Mississippi courts have been generally open to the electronic media. Here are local court hearings and lawsuits that will be of interest to the general public.

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Preliminary Hearing for Dr. Arnold Smith, Pt 1
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Running Time 63 min
First Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm
A preliminary hearing was held in Leflore County Court for Dr. Arnold Smith, accused of two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and one count of capital murder in an attempt against the life of local attorney Lee Abraham. Judge Kevin Adams presided. Greenwood police Detective Jeff Byars was examined by the DA's office, and he presented photographs and a video that depicted the weapon used, the ski mask, and an audio/video recording of Dr. Smith and Keaira Byrd speaking about their plan to assassinate Mr. Abraham.