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 >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 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."
Dr. Cynthia Beisser, Deputy Lucas County Coroner, took the witness stand in the trial of two men accused of shooting and killing a Toledo 1-year-old on Tuesday.
Beisser performed the autopsy on 1-year-old Keondra Hooks, who was shot while sleeping on the floor at the Moody Manor Apartments in Central Toledo on Aug. 9, 2012. Her 2-year-old sister, Leondra, was also hit but made a full recovery.
On Tuesday, Dr. Beisser testified that Keondra died of a gunshot wound to the head. On cross examination, Beisser told the defense it is possible the bullet that killed Keondra ricocheted off of something before hitting her, because the bullet was deformed. Beisser later testified that although the bullet was deformed, the entry wound was consistent with a wound created by a bullet that went through glass, but was not ricocheted.
Also called to the stand was BCI firearms expert, Todd Warton. Warton said a 40 caliber handgun recovered while investigating an armed robbery in October was never confirmed to be used in that robbery. However, a witness said it was the weapon used in the shooting.
According to a detective, the gun was recovered on the 2900 block of Chestnut Street, a few blocks north of Moody Manor. Cartridges from the crime scene were examined and determined to be from that weapon. Still, Warton said the gun was missing a crucial piece: the barrel.
Antwaine Jones and Keshawn Jennings are facing murder charges in the case. James Moore, who police say was also at the scene the night of the shooting, took a plea deal and testified against Jones and Jennings last week.