Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:33:26 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
A Grand Jury determines whether or not there is sufficient evidence for an accused person stand trial. Unlike the jury during a trial, a Grand Jury is not asked to determine whether a person is guilty or innocent. Grand Jury proceedings are secret, because an accused person is often not charged until the Grand Jury agrees to indict him or her.
In Ohio, a Grand Jury consists of 15 registered voters. The Grand Jury usually only hears the prosecution's side of the case. Jurors receive information from prosecutors, and may also hear testimony from witnesses or experts.
A Grand Jury hears many cases throughout its period of service, usually two weeks in Lucas County.
A person may or may not be arrested prior to a Grand Jury hearing. In some cases, police charge the accused person with a crime, then forward the case to the grand jury. In other cases, an indictment is handed down by the Grand Jury, then an arrest warrant is issued for the accused person.