You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Court denies appeal in Coast Guardsman's 2008 slaying

May. 24, 2013 - 08:19AM   |  
  • Filed Under

JACKSON, MISS. — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of David Mclymont in the 2008 slaying of Coast Guardsman Carlos Buford, who was visiting a friend in Clarksdale.

Mclymont was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 2012. Mclymont did not testify at his trial or call any witnesses, according to court documents.

Authorities say Buford, who was from Cocoa, Fla., was discovered inside his vehicle on a Clarksdale street on the night of Nov. 30, 2008, with a single gunshot wound to the head.

Mclymont argued in his appeal that prosecutors didn’t prove his guilt.

The Supreme Court on Thursday said prosecutors’ evidence included eyewitness testimony, a taped confession, McLymont’s fingerprints on Buford’s vehicle, as well as other forensic evidence.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.

This Week's Army Times

This Week's Army Times

CrossFit vs. unit PT
Troops will do the training plans in a $2.5 million study

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook