Appealed denied in aggravated assault case


A simple booking typo sparked a long legal battle between Merlin Williams and the state of Mississippi.

Merlin Williams was found guilty of assault in Harrison County, but since his name was misspelled, Williams appealed and claimed he was the wrong person on trial.

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Following multiple appeals in the Harrison County Circuit Court, Williams filed a motion for post-conviction relief.

The Circuit Court denied Williams’ request and today the Supreme Court appealed the denial of William’s post-conviction relief.