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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:04:51 GMT
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall Co. More than 100 of the rescued animals are now at the Humane Society of South MS.More >>
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall County. Sheriff's officials say James Thornhill, 72, turned himself in Tuesday and was released on his own recognizance. Meanwhile, 102 of the animals rescued Monday are now getting a lot of TLC at the Humane Society of South Mississippi.More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Barbara Anderson-Young says she's pleased with the capital murder charge against Deryl Dedmon in her brother's death. But she's certainly not satisfied.
"We do believe Judge Bennett did error in charging (John) Rice with only simple assault. I have only one thing to tell the media, go to Brandon Mississippi and get those other five murderers who committed such a horrendous violent act against my beloved brother, James Craig Anderson!" she said at the Jackson office of her attorney, Winston Thompson.
49-year-old Anderson was killed in the early morning of June 26 outside the Metro Inn on Highway 80. District Attorney Robert Smith has said that two vehicles containing several people pulled into the parking lot. Anderson was allegedly beaten. Surveillance video shows the victim walking along Ellis Avenue after that beating, then authorities say Dedmon's truck shined his lights on Anderson, ran him over, and kept going.
The murder charge was upgraded because new evidence indicates Dedmon also robbed Anderson.
3 On Your Side asked Smith if he understood that Anderson's credit card was used in Forest, Mississippi. "That is possible," Smith says. "Without describing exactly the facts of the robbery, that is the basic charge."
It's labeled a hate crime because Smith believes Dedmon set out to harm a black person. The teens reportedly used racial slurs during the incident. "What generally happens under state law is the alleged hate crime will factor into the sentencing," Smith says.
Federal investigators have stepped in at Smith's request.
It's unclear if any of the other teens will face charges, apart from Dedmon and 18-year-old Rice. Rice is charged with simple assault for allegedly kicking Anderson during the beating.
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