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."
Corey Breininger was just 10 years old when prosecutors say his adoptive mother, Judith Hawkey, abused him, manipulated him and forced him to shoot and kill his own father.
A judge called Hawkey manipulative, evil and cold blooded Thursday before sentencing her to the serve the maximum possible penalty for aggravated murder, life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Robert Breininger was found dead of a single gunshot wound to the head on November 3, 2003 in the bedroom of his Mark Center, Ohio home. At the time police ruled the death accidental.
Hawkey got away with murder for nearly a decade, until Corey came forward at the age of 19 and told police what really happened. Hawkey was arrested, tried and convicted of aggravated murder, child endangering and insurance fraud.
Corey Breininger says he is satisfied with the outcome of the case.
"I feel like she got what she deserved. This is just a weight off my shoulders," said Breininger. "I can get on with my life. Stop living in the shadows. I don't have to worry about anything now. My biggest fear.... she's gone."
Prosecutors say Hawkey abused Breininger both emotionally and physically.
"This was a pattern of conduct, physical and emotional abuse, and it was so effective it flew under the radar for years," said Defiance County Prosecuting Attorney Morris J. Murray.
Corey Breininger says he hopes something positive can come from the tragedy. He says he plans to work with other children going through abuse.
"I'm going to do whatever I can to help anybody. I think that's my calling in life."