MARCH 15, 2006 -- An accused murderer faced a judge Wednesday. David Allen told the judge he is not guilty of killing a homeless man in downtown Wilmington.
Prosecutors say Allen, along with Barry Mintz, beat Joe Bradshaw two years ago, then left him bleeding in an alleyway behind Market Street. Bradshaw died two months later.
Allen's trial begins in July. Mintz will be in court Thursday.
The confessed killer's behavior angered the judge so much that he asked prosecutors to take the case to trial instead of accepting a plea deal.
Documents show that Southaven officers went to the wrong house to serve a warrant on Monday, which resulted in the shooting death of a man who did not have any active warrants out for his arrest.
Ronald Phillips, the man convicted for the 1993 rape and killing of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter, was executed Wednesday morning by lethal injection.
As a part of the execution process the inmate is allowed to make a request for a final meal.
A man who authorities say ran a prostitution ring in three different states and his mother were both sentenced in federal court in Columbia on Wednesday.