Friday, July 1 2011 11:58 PM EDT2011-07-02 03:58:46 GMT
A Brandon teen charged with murder may not stay free on bond for long. Robert Schuler-Smith plans to ask a municipal judge to revoke 18 year old Deryl Dedmon's bond. A Brandon pastor came forward with new information that Dedmon ran a two year "campaign of harassment" against his son. More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
This morning we have new developments in the hit and run murder of James Craig Anderson. Yesterday Deryl Dedmon pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to two life sentences in Hinds County Circuit Court. Today he was in federal court with two accomplices.
During a federal court hearing, Dedmon, John Rice and Dylan Butler all pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and federal hate crime charges.
Later this afternoon, they will go back to court for a plea hearing in the case that led to the brutal death of James Craig Anderson last year at a Jackson hotel. It's expected that they will then plead guilty.
Dedmon was the driver of the truck that struck and killed Anderson. Rice and Butler were with him that night. Hinds County prosecutors say that Anderson was assaulted before the hit-and-run by all three.
All three face a maximum of five years for the conspiracy charge, and up to life for the hate crime charge. They're expected to plead guilty at the hearing scheduled for 1:30 this afternoon, according to Anderson family attorney Winston Thompson.
"The government read a bill of information suggesting criminal charges against all of them, and all three entered pleas of not guilty," Thompson told reporters after the hearing Thursday morning. "There's a hearing scheduled today at 1:30, a plea hearing, where I believe they are scheduled to plead guilty to those charges."
Federal prosecutors and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will also hold a press conference after that.
Friday, May 24 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:22:29 GMT
James Hutto interrupted his own capital murder trial Tuesday morning, angry that judge Bill Gowan decided against the admissibility of certain evidence. "None of that matters? F***. I don't give a f***More >>
A capital murder case defendant, known for his abrasive outbursts and odd behavior in court, entered court Friday morning with a limp. James Hutto told Judge Bill Gowan that he needed to be excused for the day because the shackles on his legs had been irritating his skin. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:56:47 GMT
Robert Nikita Shegog, a former Jackson police officer is facing federal bribery charges. Court documents show that Shegog is charged with demanding and accepting bribes valued at more th an $5,000 betweenMore >>
Robert Nikita Shegog, a former Jackson police officer, is facing federal bribery charges. Court documents show that Shegog is charged with demanding and accepting bribes valued at more than $5,000 between December 2009 and September 2010.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:33:13 GMT
A battle of words from the attorneys representing Jackson Police Officer Terrance Crump and Shane Patrick. Crump's attorney Warren Martin says Patrick yelled racial slurs when walking out of the store.More >>
A battle of words from the attorneys representing Jackson Police Officer Terrance Crump and Shane Patrick has sparked after both parties claim they were the victim in a fight at an Edwards gas station. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:45:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police. An orange circle marks the pointMore >>
A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:44:25 GMT
TAMPA, FL (WTSP/CNN) – Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction. Police found 66-year-old James Hopkins living on the property that belonged to someone else. TheyMore >>
Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:13 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:13:14 GMT
Two elementary school girls were allegedly sexually assaulted by another female student. One incident happening while the two girls were at school. Two mothers are now speaking out about their daughters.More >>
Two Jackson mothers are speaking out after they say their daughters were sexually assaulted by another female student. One of the incidents allegedly happened at school.More >>
A New Jersey company that operates 13 TGI Fridays restaurants accused of secretly replacing premium liquor with low-quality booze says it's shocked at the allegations.More >>
At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water - and apparently not even clean water at that.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:05 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:05:30 GMT
A Jackson Public School district principal has had her license suspended for one year. Dr. Lisa Andrus-Johnson is the principal at Watkins Elementary school.A spokesperson for the Mississippi DepartmentMore >>
A Jackson Public School district principal has had her license suspended for one year. Dr. Lisa Andrus-Johnson is the principal at Watkins Elementary school.More >>
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