Woman to spend 10 years in prison for manslaughter

Published 6:57 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Vicksburg woman convicted of manslaughter in the June 13, 2011, stabbing death of her boyfriend has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Warren County Circuit Judge M. James Chaney Aug. 11 sentenced Annette Scott, 50, 2910 Arcadia Place, to 15 years in prison with 10 years to serve during a sentencing hearing in Circuit Court. The sentence was based on the report of a presentence investigation.

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Five years of her sentence were suspended pending completion of five years’ post release supervision, and she was ordered to pay, $2,384.50 in fines, fees and court costs.

A jury convicted Scott Aug. 1 after a three-day trial. The trial was the second for Scott, Warren County District Attorney Ricky Smith said, adding the first was in June 2013, and the charge had been changed from murder to passionate manslaughter.

Scott was originally charged with murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Michael Terrence Smith, 51, during an argument at their home on a side street off Avenue D between Washington and Drummond streets.

Police were called to Michael Terrence Smith’s house about 10:07 p.m. June 13, 2011, and arrived to find that he had been stabbed at least twice in the chest after the argument turned physical. Officers recovered a knife believed to have been used in the stabbing.

In other cases:

• Chaney on Aug. 11 revoked the probation of Robert Williams, 25, no address listed, and sentenced him to serve time in a Mississippi Department of Corrections restitution center to pay off $1,584.50 in fines, fees and costs.

Williams, who pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary in February 2013, was initially ordered to five years supervised probation. The probation was revoked, according to the judge’s order, because Williams failed to report to his probation officer and pay his supervision fees, and pay the fines and court costs, which were part of the probation order.

• Clyde Wendell Curry Jr., no address listed, was ordered to serve 90 days in an MDOC technical violation center after Chaney revoked his post-release supervision for failing to report to his parole officer, pay his fine and court fees, and for committing new crimes.

Curry, 20, who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in September 2014, was initially sentenced to 10 years in prison with five years to serve and five years’ post release supervision.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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