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Trial continues for Hinds County DA Robert Smith

JACKSON, Miss.- Jurors continue to hear testimony from individuals for the case involving Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith. 

During week two of the trial, jurors heard from witnesses that recounted a drug raid from 2011 involving Christopher Butler, the criminal defendant Smith is accused of helping.

The testimony heard focused on Butler to address the felony charges Smith faces after allegedly plotting with former assistant district attorney Ivon Johnson to hinder the prosecution of Butler, according to local media present at the trial.

Testimony was heard from two Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents, Butler’s ex-girlfriend, and owner of the home the raid occurred in, Kwanza Hilliard. She testified that the marijuana found belonged to Butler.

In a previous part of the trial, Johnson testified against Smith, admitting that he took a single $500 bribe in what seems to be a three year scheme that involved nearly $15,000.

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