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Ross v. Mississippi

Supreme Court of Mississippi
601 So.2d 872 (1992)


Facts

Ross (defendant) drove to Henley’s house, knocked on her door, and asked her for directions. Ross then pointed a handgun at her and ordered her to take off her clothes as he shoved her on her couch. Henley pleaded with Ross that she had a young daughter and that she would be home very soon. Ross told Henley that he would not do anything to harm a woman with a young daughter as long as Henley walked outside her house and did not call the police. Henley walked outside her house, and Ross fled the scene. Ross was charged with and convicted of attempted rape, and he was sentenced to ten years in prison. Ross appealed his conviction.

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