Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:35:34 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. 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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:06:11 GMT
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someoneMore >>
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in a search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someone over for a traffic violation and the person fled after the deputy found evidence in the car that the person may be involved in possible burglaries or ID fraud.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:59:40 GMT
The newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor.More >>
Don't plan on having a bonfire in one of those new concrete fire pits any time soon. That's because the newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor. The county found out that they just couldn't take the heat.More >>
It is only a formality, but convicted serial killer Derrick Todd Lee will be sentenced to death on Friday, December 10th. A jury of 7 women and 5 men unanimously sentenced Lee to death Thursday for the first-degree murder of Charlotte Murray Pace. But the question remains -- will Lee be tried for the other murders that happened in East Baton Rouge parish?
Lee is already expected to appear in court for the attempted murder of Diane Alexander and later for the murder of Dene Colomb. But for the other murders that happened in East Baton Rouge parish, it won't be totally up to First Assistant District Attorney John Sinquefield to try Lee again, it will be up to the families.
"The family members of the victims are almost like family members of ours now. So we'll have a family meeting and decide where to go from here," said Sinquefield.
Future cases of course have the potential to once again bring up the question if Lee is mentally retarded. Sinquefield says he's confident his case will not be overturned down the road because of Lee's intelligence.
Sinquefield says, "Derrick Todd Lee is not retarded. I don't think a jury would find him retarded and no judge will find him retarded."
While talks about future cases against Lee remain several weeks away, Sinquefield says he's glad this latest trial is behind him. "This case tested my strength, my endurance and my will. We persevered and we won. So I'm very happy and I'm relaxed today, but I'm glad it's over," said Sinquefield.
Lee is now at Angola State Penitentiary awaiting his date with date. Attorneys who handle capital cases say it usually takes on average of 14 years. But Angola Warden Burl Cain has seen some appeals wrap up in just 9 years or sometimes stretch out as long as 20 years.
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