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 4:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:52:33 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 >>
Her Nissan Altima was discovered behind a vacant building. We are told that officers are searching the area now.
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 second teenager accused of raping a girl at Olander Park in September is heading to jail.
Last week, the 14-year-old accused of the same crime, acknowledged what had happened and was sent to a treatment facility.
Prosecutors say the two teens raped a 15-year-old girl at the park's bathroom stalls. In court Wednesday, it was revealed that the girl and younger teen went into the stalls to kiss. Then the 17-year-old peaked over the locked stall door and instructed the 14-year-old to sexually assault the girl. The prosecutor also stated he was let into that bathroom stall by the young teen and also assaulted her.
The prosecution says the 17-year-old is the one who initiated the rape.
"The older one, who pled today, we believe was the instigator of those acts, and that's the evidence that we have from the victim, the witness, the co-defendant who already pled," explained prosecutor Lori Olender.
The 17-year-old pleaded no contest to a charge of rape and will spend two years at the Department of Youth Services, but could stay up until he is 21. As part of him pleading no contest, the state decided not to try him as an adult. The teen will also have to register as a sex offender.
Kidnapping charges against the teen were dismissed Wednesday.
The 17-year-old's aunt says he has been painted to be a monster and truly is a good kid. She also said he was scared, which is why he pleaded no contest, and that his parents are devastated.