Friday, March 26 2010 12:30 PM EDT2010-03-26 16:30:29 GMT
It appears the prominent Jackson couple involved in a deadly wreck a few months has been jet setting. This just days after WLBT learned Karen Irby had been indicted by a Hinds County Grand Jury on murder charges related to the accident.More >>
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) 18 years in prison. That was the sentence handed down to Karen Irby in a Hinds County court Tuesday.
Irby had pled guilty to two counts of culpable negligence manslaughter for the wreck that killed Doctors Mark Pogue and Lisa Dedousis back in February of 2009.
As she went before the Judge, Irby begged for forgiveness, asking for a reduced sentence because she was remorseful and admitted she was wrong for drinking and driving that night.
We also learned that Irby places most of the blame for that accident, on her husband Stuart Irby, who was not present.
"I'm sorry for the pain, suffering I've caused you, the grief has been indescribable" Irby said through her tears.
Surprisingly a member from each of the victims families spoke before the court, in support of Karen Irby. Dr. John Dedousis, the brother of Lisa spoke, asking county prosecutors to pursue a case against Stuart Irby.
Ultimately it was up to Judge Green who implied, Stuart Irby could face charges later, saying, "I'm not sentencing you today for Mr. Irby, his day is coming, I don't know what happened in the car but I heard the allegations."
Hinds county district attorney's say they have no plans to pursue charges against Irby. On his way out of the courtroom, Assistant District Attorney, Patrick Beasley said, "We felt that the accident was caused not because of violence, the accident was caused because of speed excessive speed."
Friday, August 29 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:08:03 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:15:03 GMT
Jackson police have a man in custody in a deadly stabbing at a retirement home. It happened just after 4 on Friday morning at a retirement community on Briarwood Drive. Police say Charles Davis confessedMore >>
Police say Charles Davis confessed to killing his roommate and has been arrested.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:48:23 GMT
The cheerleaders' uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School do not fit with the school's dress code. Administrators say they are too short. The Rankin County School District says Northwest Rankin'sMore >>
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Friday, August 29 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:43:37 GMT
(WMC) – A protest is going on at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi where people are upset over the firing of a principal. There are more than 100 people marching from the school to the superintendent'sMore >>
More than 100 students are protesting the dismissal of their principal by walking out of school. More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:27:00 GMT
A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstMore >>
Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.