Friday, May 24 2013 9:35 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:35:10 GMT
According to Biloxi police, a gun went off inside the downtown Biloxi Waffle House early Friday morning. The bullet shattered one of the restaurant's windows. Moments later, the gun's owner was takenMore >>
According to Biloxi police, a gun went off inside the downtown Biloxi Waffle House early Friday morning. The bullet shattered one of the restaurant's windows. Moments later, the gun's owner was taken to jail. Police say Sam Edward Yu is charged with attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The 21-year-old is from Montgomery, Alabama.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengersMore >>
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengers visited several attractions including the Biloxi lighthouse and the visitors center. The Grande Caribe set sail from New Orleans and will continue on until it reaches St. Petersburg. Crew members said it's the stops along the way that makes these small cruises stand out.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:16 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:16:06 GMT
Throughout the weekend there are several locales on the Gulf Coast offering plenty in honor of Memorial Day. 12th Annual St. Ann's Catfish Festival The Lizana Community's very own St. Ann's CatholicMore >>
Throughout the weekend there are several locales on the Gulf Coast offering plenty in honor of Memorial Day.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
The man who will defend suspected serial killer Derrick Todd Lee says he's ready for the challenge. Public Defender Michael Mitchell is no stranger to capital murder cases. Mitchell has put in 18 years with the Public Defender's Office- nine of them as director. He has served as the attorney in 11 capital murder cases in East Baton Rouge Parish and supervised the defense in numerous others. Nine cases resulted in life sentences and two are still pending.
Mitchell knows defending Derrick Lee will be difficult. He faces the state's number one District Attorney's Office in the nation under Doug Moreau according to the National District Attorney's Association, "I have experience in death penalty cases, and I will have to call on every inch of that experience to be involved in this case."
Mitchell says DNA will be the backbone of the prosecution's case. He will look to prove that Derrick Lee's DNA was mishandled, "The DNA in most people's mind is conclusive. But the fact of the matter is DNA is only as good as the person who collects the samples, the person who conducts the test of the samples, the people who analyze the sample."
Right now, Mitchell's biggest concern is money- or the lack of it. Mitchell says typical capital murder cases cost more than 100-thousand dollars. Derrick Lee's case could cost more than a million, "We are going to do all we can to make sure we receive the resources necessary to defend Mr. Lee. And if we don't get those resources, we're going to ask the court to stop the process."Mitchell is also considering asking for a change of venue in this case.
This is not the first time Mitchell has gone head to head with Moreau in a capital murder case. The District Attorney's office sought 24 death penalty verdicts during the first ten years of the Moreau administration. They failed to get death verdicts in only four cases -- and Mitchell was involved in three of those four cases avoiding the death penalty.
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