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Hinds County Court Judge Melvin Priester Sr. (pictured) filed a Bar complaint against District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith after the DA disrupted a hearing for Christopher Butler, claiming the State had framed him in drug cases.

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DA Files: The Curious Case of Mr. Smith, Mr. Butler and Mr. Hood

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith walked into the courtroom on March 3, 2016, with a clear goal—to help get Christopher Butler, then 38, out of the Raymond jail.


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