Supreme Court Rules Eddie Lee Howard May File Petition

Supreme Court Rules Eddie Lee Howard May File Petition

Mississippi Innocence Project

A Lowndes County man on death row may go before a trial court that will look at new evidence and determine whether or not the evidence will produce a different result or lead to a different sentence. 

The Mississippi Innocence Project asked the Supreme Court of Mississippi to reexamine the case of convicted killer Eddie Lee Howard, who in 1992 was found guilty of the rape and murder of Columbus woman Georgia Kemp. On Aug. 4, the Supreme Court ruled Howard may file a petition for post-conviction relief in the trial court. The trial court will hold an evidentiary hearing on whether or not newly discovered evidence in Howard’s case could lead to a different result or sentencing. Read more.