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Mississippi Supreme Court orders new trial for woman following her son’s murder confession

A 57-year-old Mississippi woman is off death row after the state Supreme Court ordered a new trial for her following her son’s confession to the murder that landed her in jail, CNN reported on Monday. The high court reversed Michelle Byrom’s capital murder conviction for killing her husband, Edward Byrom,…

Mississippi woman facing lethal injection Thursday despite son’s murder confession

The state of Mississippi is slated to execute a 57-year-old woman on Thursday for the murder of her husband despite her son’s written confession which was never presented to the jury. Michelle Byrom would become the first woman executed in the state since 1944, according to the Clarion Ledger. In…