Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 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 >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
At 10:22 a.m. Friday morning District Court Judge Richard Anderson ordered the death of Derrick Todd Lee. A jury convicted Lee of murdering Charlotte Murray Pace last October. In court Friday, for the first time, her family directly addressed the convicted serial killer. WAFB' s Jim Shannon has the story.
Before Judge Richard Anderson went through the formality of Lee's death sentence Ann and Sam Pace had a few choice words for the man who killed their daughter and sister. Murray's sister explained how she decided what to say in her only chance to speak to Lee, "So I thought instead of telling him what its like to lose Murray the way we did and to live without her, that I would tell him how he was going to die." Sam explained how the needles would be inserted into Lee's arms and how chemicals would stop his heart.
Lead prosecutor John Sinquefield said, "I've been arguing cases for 33 years and I don't think I could ever do anything that was so heartwrenching or brought it home to me what its like to be a victim of Derrick Todd Lee."
Then Murray's mother, Ann produced an autopsy photo, a gruesome picture of her beloved child beaten with her throat slit. But Ann did not only talk of Murray she talked of the other women. This grieving mother who knows the brutal details of her own daughter's death, used her time to talk about the mysteries that she believes Derrick Todd Lee can answer. She appealed to Lee's family to put pressure on him to tell the truth, "To tell the families those that we know and those that we don't know to tell them what he did to their loved ones and in the cases where they are missing where they are."
Lee's Defense Attorney Mike Mitchell is all but finished with the case, "There have been quite a few disappointments in this case and we think we raised some good issues throughout the case. We're ready to turn it over to the appellate lawyers."
Derrick Todd Lee made no eye contact with the Pace's as they gave their statements. They both just took a tour of the Angola State Penitentiary death chamber. They said they wanted to see where Lee would take his last breath.
Lee is linked by DNA to the murders of eight other women and has been convicted of two. It will be up to the families in the other cases to decide if Lee will face another trial.
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