Thomas found guilty by jury
By Rupert Howell
Late Thursday afternoon after 43 minutes of deliberation, a Panola County
jury found Christopher Thomas of Courtland guilty of both counts, capital
murder and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, in the death of Tovell
Henderson on the night of May 3, 2013.
Extra law enforcement was summoned to the Batesville Courthouse following
the verdict according to Panola County Circuit Clerk Melissa Meek-Phelps who
indicated emotions were running high for family and friends of both the
accused and deceased.
Law enforcement escorted jurors to their cars following the trial according
Thomas will be sentenced Thursday, February 6 according to the Panola County
Circuit Clerk's office.