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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:00:12 GMT
DALLAS (WFSS/CNN) – There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. Breathing in the alcohol vapors gets you buzzed fast and some say you don't ingest any emptyMore >>
There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. But doctors say it's dangerous. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:26:15 GMT
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around theMore >>
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around the St. Martin community. Those close encounters have some neighbors a bit nervous.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 12:37 AM EDT2013-05-26 04:37:08 GMT
Each year bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts pack the Gulfport Dragway for the annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout. In day 2 of the event, already thousands of motorcycles have driven throughMore >>
The rumbling of exhausts overpowered the sounds of classic rock at Asgard Motorcycle Club's 31st annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout on Saturday.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:07:47 GMT
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with the hope of helping others.More >>
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with WLOX News with the hope of helping others who may be struggling.More >>
A West Baton Rouge judge is now making public the advanced DNA tests that allegedly link accused serial killer Derrick Todd Lee to some of his alleged victims. Prosecutors are revealing new details beyond DNA, that they say further link Lee to Geralyn De Soto's murder and the attack of Diane Alexanders. WAFB's Jennifer Hale reports prosecutors won a big ruling in court Thursday.
Back in February of 1997, Lee was stopped in the Zachary's Oak Shadows subdivision for suspicious behavior. He was found walking at night wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and work boots, carrying gloves and a knife already out of its sheath. Lee claimed his truck had broken down and he was headed to his girlfriend's house. But Lee didn't know her name or address. When police brought Lee back to his truck, it immediately started up.
Oak Shadows is where Connie Warner and Randi Mebreur were killed. Lee is now charged with Randi's murder. In Zachary later that same year, Lee was captured and arrested for multiple peeping Tom complaints after he led police on a long, difficult chase.
Fast forward to August 1999 - Lee is arrested for stalking, peeping and harassing three St. Francisville women to the point they feared for their lives.
"Someone saw him with a knife, gloves, boots - that ties right into our case. It shows why we didn't have fingerprints and the peeping Tom convictions help us tremendously," said prosecutor Tony Clayton.
Records show Lee's pawned and bought back the knife he was seen carrying in 1997 many times over the past several years. The District Attorney's Office says they plan to show the fatal slice across Geralyn's neck was undeniably made by the knife blade's distinctive grain. Much of the case against Lee also hinges on DNA evidence. DNA is characterized by a series of numbers called markers. The advanced DNA tests reveal that the attacker's DNA found on both Geralyn and Lafayette's Dene Colomb - perfectly matches Lee's DNA at ten separate markers.
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