Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:18:45 GMT
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead Monday afternoon. The crash happened onMore >>
Authorities said a 15-year-old may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old dead.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:42:15 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. 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 >>
Accused serial killer Derrick Todd Lee has now been found guilty of at least one thing in the South Louisiana serial killings case. A judge found Lee guilty of contempt of court, after an emotional outburst, where Lee cursed a witness. Lee's now sentenced to 30 days in West Baton Rouge Parish Prison and a $250 fine. WAFB's Jennifer explains what happened in the West Baton Rouge courtroom.
Police released a sketch out to the public in the summer of 2002 - almost a year before Derrick Todd Lee was ever officially named or accused of the South Louisiana serial killings. Diane Alexander put the sketch together. She says it looks just like the man who tried to rape and murder her July 9th, 2002. That's when a man fitting Lee's description allegedly came into Alexander's home, beat her and attempted to rape and murder her. Alexander's son came home and scared her attacker off. DNA backs Alexander's story up, connecting Lee to the crime.
As detectives were explaining how Alexander came up with the sketch, prosecutor Tony Clayton held it right next to Derrick Lee's face. That's when Lee snapped, yelling out quote "You lying s-o-b. I'm going to tell you to your face. You know you got that picture from somewhere else. Why don't you tell them where you got that picture?"
"Once you put evidence in front of this guy, he's going to react. Just to try and distract you from it. I wasn't surprised," says prosecutor Tony Clayton. "It's not the first time. He's always making comments and mumbling at the bench."
This drama all unfolded during a pretrial hearing concerning the murder of Geralyn De Soto. Prosecutors want to use evidence from both Diane Alexander and Dene' Colomb to help them prove their case against Lee. The attacks of all three women share similar circumstances, such as brutal beatings. But perhaps most importantly, separate DNA tests show the same man attacked all three women. Prosecutors say that evidence in particular, gives their case against Lee even more credibility. While forensic evidence links them together - the big difference is two victims died and one lived to tell her story.
Judge Robin Free is going to allow Diane Alexander to tell that story, when Lee stands trial for De Soto's death. He's also allowing the District Attorney's Office to introduce evidence from Dene' and several of Lee's previous stalking and peeping Tom convictions. Prosecutors say that is critically important to show how Lee allegedly progresses to killing.