Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
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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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
A Gautier man who drove drunk and fell asleep behind the wheel will spend at least 16 years behind bars after pleading guilty to DUI causing death.
The October 2010 accident killed a woman who was driving down Highway 90 with her daughter. Prosecutors said Christopher Salvatore Harper, 25, ran into Angelia Laster on Highway 90 between the Pascagoula high rise bridge and the Gautier city limits.
"The decisions that the defendant made nearly two years ago had a devastating effect on many people's lives. Mr. Harper chose to drive, knowing that he was intoxicated, and a member of our community lost her life as a result of his decision. That death could have been prevented if he had thought about the consequences of drinking and driving," said Cherie Wade, Assistant District Attorney.
District Attorney Tony Lawrence stated, "A family lost their mother and the affect of this terrible crime on this family will continue for many years. This case is another sad example of the consequences of drinking and driving. Driving under the influence can result in the unnecessary loss of lives and I hope that those who make the decision to drink and drive realize that they will be held accountable under the laws of our state for their actions."
Senior Circuit Court Judge Kathy King Jackson sentenced Harper to 25 years in prison. He'll have to serve 16 years with another nine years under post-release supervision. Harper must also pay all court costs, a $2000 fine, a $200 assessment to the Crime Victim's Compensation Fund, and restitution in the amount of $3240.
While incarcerated, he must also complete the Alcohol and Drug Program. And upon his release from prison, Harper will have to complete 100 hours of community service to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Copyright 2012 WLOX. All rights reserved.
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