JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Supreme Court is expected to hear an appeal from a former Ripley alderman. Lonnie Smith lost both of his hands after being electrocuted on the job while working for Tippa Electric Power Association, according to WTVA. He was denied workers compensation by a judge who said he intentionally injured himself. That decision was also upheld by the Mississippi Court of Appeals.
Right now Smith is being held in the hospital unit at the State Penitentiary where he is serving 12 years for manslaughter. He was convicted for shooting Antrozon Wallace to death in 2010 after a drug deal when wrong.