Louisiana Supreme Court to use two Mississippi cases to aid murder trial
NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court says prosecutors may use evidence about the disappearances of two Mississippi women when Felix Vail is tried in his first wife's death.
Vail's case was among nearly 90 rejected Friday without comment. Justice Jefferson Hughes III voted to hear the case.
Vail is charged with second-degree murder of Mary Horton Vail in 1962, with trial scheduled Nov. 17 in Lake Charles.
Her death originally was ruled accidental drowning.
Prosecutors plan to bring evidence about the disappearances of two other women close to Vail: his common-law wife, Sharon Hensley, who disappeared in 1973; and his wife Annette Vail, missing since 1984.
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