Murder conviction upheld on appeal

Published 11:34 am Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Vicksburg man sentenced to life in prison for the 2008 shooting death of his Meadowvale Drive neighbor.

Eric Davis, 37, was convicted in November 2009 of murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Jurors found him guilty of killing Devon Moore, who was 23 and lived at 106 Meadowvale Drive. Prosecutors said the two had a property-line dispute.

Davis had appealed the verdict in 2010, claiming presiding Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick erred in certain evidence he allowed and did not allow into the trial.

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Appeals court justices reviewed testimony and jury instructions and unanimously upheld the conviction and sentencing.

Davis is currently incarcerated at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville.