Thursday, May 23 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:09:11 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
Have you been wondering what kind of mental defects, public defenders want to search for in accused serial killer Derrick Todd Lee? Lee's defense claims he has a family history of mental problems. This is for the case in St. Martinville in which Lee is accused of the attempted rape and attempted murder of a Breaux Bridge woman. In court, Lee's defense attorneys showed which clinical psychologists they want to perform Lee's examination. WAFB's Jennifer Hale caught up with those psychologists to find out exactly what they would look for in Lee and what it would mean legally.
Clinical psychology is the science of identifying and treating mental problems. Attorneys for accused serial killer Derrick Todd Lee say he must be tested by a clinical psychologist because they claim his father and two aunts suffered from bi-polar disorder and psychosis, conditions that can be passed down to younger generations.
"Since it travels in families there is some sort of pre-disposing factor," said clinical psychologist Dr. Marc Zimmermann.
Zimmerman is one of the two experts Lee's defense wants to use. He says bi-polar disorder and psychosis can impair a person's ability to tell right from wrong, but not in every case.
"Everyone who has bi-polar disease does not always lose consciousness with reality. It just depends on the particular individual at the time,"
If a psychologist decides these conditions skewed Lee's judgement, that wouldn't automatically mean he couldn't stand trial. According to the other psychologist who may be examining Lee, Dr. Lyle Le Corgne of Lafayette, if the tax payer funded psychologist who evaluates Lee decides he is not suffering from any mental problems, the defense can disregard that diagnosis and get a second opinion.
Monday in St. Martinville court, Lee's public defender Glenda Huddleston said she believes Lee has shown signs of mental trouble in the past. Specifically, she says Lee was placed in special education classes during school because of some sort of mental disfunction that could have been a form of retardation.
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