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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 >>
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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 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:00:58 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 >>
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(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 >>
The 1992 murder of Connie Warner remains unsolved. Now after 12 years, an old witness is coming forward and publicly revealing information that could link convicted serial killer Derrick Todd Lee to Warner's murder. WAFB's Jennifer Hale has the exclusive.
Now that Derrick Lee has been sentenced to death, the old boyfriend of Connie Warner's daughter is publicly explaining his story: how he saw a man watching Warner's house on multiple occassions just before her death -- a man who looks just like Derrick Lee. Andre Burgos says he thinks police never took him seriously back then because he was the case's prime suspect.
Andre Burgos and Connie's daughter Tracey were high school sweethearts. In August 1992, Burgos became suspicious of a black stranger he kept seeing outside the Warner home. On Friday, August 21st, Burgos came to pick Tracey up for LSU's orientation weekend and decided to confront the man.
"This time, I drove up to him and asked him what was up. He mumbled a few curse words and walked away," said Burgos.
Connie Warner was nowhere to be found when her daughter returned home Sunday, August 23rd. In September, her nude body was discovered in a drainage ditch. Burgos says he tried to tell police about the suspicious stranger.
"It was really bad - the whole time I tried to tell them, they kept saying you're just trying to pin this on someone else. We know you did this," said Burgos.
Close relatives and friends are often the immediate suspects in a murder. Beyond that, Burgos says being teenagers, he and Tracey sometimes bent some of the rules Warner established. So when police questioned the two teens, their stories didn't immediately add up.
Years later, after Burgos was cleared, he finally put a name with the face. After Derrick Lee was arrested for the serial killings, media outlets dug up old pictures from Lee's past.
Burgos recalled, "When I walked by the news stand and saw the picture, it was like I was seeing a ghost. I was seeing the picture I'd had in my head for so long."
Burgos has never given an official description of the man he saw in Warner's neighborhood -- the same neighborhood where Lee is charged with killing nurse Randi Mebruer.
New detectives are now working the Connie Warner case and beginning to comb through old evidence for new clues. Chief Joey Watson says they're investigating any new information they can find but says fresh, realistic evidence is slow-coming given the case's age.