Davis retrial begins in Oxford

The retrial of former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis began Monday in Oxford with jury selection and opening arguments for a case which attorneys believe will take between 2-3 days to complete. 

Davis, who was mayor in Southaven for 16 years until 2013, is facing trial again on charges of fraud and embezzlement in a case that resulted in a guilty verdict against him in 2014.

Attorney Steve Farese appealed the decision, however, claiming Davis was at an unfair disadvantage since the trial took place in DeSoto County Circuit Court and pretrial publicity kept him from having a fair trial.

Desoto Times