In this July 18, 2011 photograph, Hinds County Sheriff's deputy Lawyer Smith, left, escorts murder suspect John Aaron Rice, of Brandon, to a preliminary hearing at the Hinds County Courthouse in ... more 
In this July 18, 2011 photograph, Hinds County Sheriff's deputy Lawyer Smith, left, escorts murder suspect John Aaron Rice, of Brandon, to a preliminary hearing at the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson, Miss. The murder charge against Rice was reduced to simple assault stemming from his involvement in a June hit-and-run death of James Craig Anderson, 49, of Jackson. Deryl Dedmon, also of Brandon, was charged in the death of Anderson. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Greg Jenson) NO SALES less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Clarion-Ledger, Greg Jenson
Sat, Aug 13, 2011 12:03 PM EDT