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In this undated photo, Lauderdale County Chancery Court Judge Charles Smith poses for a photo in Mississippi. Police said Smith was shot and critically wounded Monday, March 16, 2020, outside the Lauderdale County Courthouse in downtown Meridian, Miss.  (The Meridian Star via AP)

Police say shooting of Mississippi judge was 'personal'

Mar. 18, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The recent shooting of a Mississippi judge outside a courthouse was “personal,” authorities said Tuesday. Chancery Judge Charlie Smith was shot near his abdomen Monday morning outside the Lauderdale County Courthouse as he was exiting his truck to go into the...

Police block off streets following the shooting of Lauderdale County Chancery Court Judge Charles Smith outside the Lauderdale County Courthouse, in Meridian, Miss., on Monday, March 16, 2020.  Smith was shot and critically wounded in the parking lot outside the courthouse.  (Dave Bohrer/The Meridian Star via AP)

Mississippi judge shot, critically wounded near courthouse

Mar. 16, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A judge has been shot and critically wounded outside a courthouse in Mississippi, police said. Chancery Judge Charlie Smith was shot Monday morning in the parking lot outside the Lauderdale County Courthouse in downtown Meridian, WTOK-TV reported. Smith was getting out of truck to go...

In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 photo Sherren Smith, mother of inmate Wesley Clayton's children, holds a set of photographs of the lower left arm that was broken in a recent prison riot at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, following a joint hearing of the House Corrections and Judiciary B Committees, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Clayton's family says the arm was left untreated for about a month. They credit a lawmaker for intervening and getting the inmate medical treatment. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi inmate with broken arm waits weeks for a cast

Feb. 14, 2020 2:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As the Justice Department investigates deaths and violence in the Mississippi prison system, one inmate had to wait about a month to get a cast on his arm that was broken during a prison riot, people close to the injured man say. They said Wesley Clayton only got help after people...