February 11, 2019
Mose Dandrew Smith (three other blacks also assisted him).
Welcome to the America of 2019, where a court has to bring in a psychologist to determine whether the hominid above could pose a future danger to society.
Another trial has been tentatively set in connection with the July 2017 shooting deaths of Shayla Carson and Dalton Berry.
According to our newspaper partners, the Panola Watchman, Mose Dandrew Smith’s case is headed to trial September 9. District Judge LeAnn Rafferty set down the tentative date during a Monday status hearing.
Smith is charged with capital murder of multiple persons and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Carson, 18, of Waskom and Berry, 21, of Panola were killed and a third person was shot at a mobile home on a private road near DeBerry. Police have arrested four Bossier City men in the case: Smith, Marlon Kelly, Cartrell Oshae Dewayne Williamson and Cordarius D’Shun Thompson.
Rafferty also set a May 1 deadline for the Panola County District Attorney’s Office to decide whether it will seek the death penalty in the case. District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson told Moore and Rafferty Monday his office would have a psychologist, Dr. Thomas Allen, evaluate Smith “to determine whether or not your client will be a danger to the future as a part of the deciding whether or not we’re going to seek the death penalty.”
Dalton Berry and Shayla Carson.