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."
The 17-year-old accused of killing two Putnam County brothers in May will be tried as an adult.
A judge ruled that Michael Fay will be tried as an adult for the murders of Blake and Blaine Romes after reviewing results of a competency exam. The Romes brothers were found dead on the afternoon of May 9 after an Amber Alert for the two and Fay was issued and later canceled.
Although murder charges could bring the death penalty for someone over the age of 18, Fay's age at the time of the alleged crimes means the maximum penalty he could face is life in prison without the possibility of parole.
With the decision to try Fay as an adult, the case is moved to Putnam County Court of Common Pleas. The prosecution will present evidence to a grand jury on Aggravated Murder charges sometime later this month.
"Clearly this case has touched the community, and there has been an emotional response to it. Blake and Blaine were well respected and well liked by a number of people; so a number of people have been hurt by what's occurred. And I think that throughout this process, hopefully some healing can occur and hopefully we can do something to help that healing," Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Todd Schroeder said after Tuesday's hearing.