Friday, August 29 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:43:46 GMT
(WMC) - A little girl suffers from repeated seizures and her family says medical marijuana could help her, but it's not legal in Tennessee. Today they'll meet with 9th District U.S. Congressman SteveMore >>
A little girl suffers from repeated seizures and her family says medical marijuana could help her, but it's not legal in Tennessee.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:40:38 GMT
(WMC) - A creepy scenario on the University of Memphis campus. A man who does not attend the university is accused of staring at students and chasing them. WMC Action News 5's Anna Marie Hartman is investigatingMore >>
A creepy scenario on the University of Memphis campus. A man who does not attend the university is accused of staring at students and chasing them.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:27:44 GMT
(WMC) - Two adults face charges for assaulting a child on a school bus this week in Mississippi. A 15-year-old says the women made their way onto the bus at a stop and that another child let an adultMore >>
Two adults face charges for assaulting a child on a school bus this week in Mississippi.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:59:53 GMT
Memphis police have arrested a 16-year-old in an East Memphis driveway robbery. Terrance Ivory heads to juvenile court at 1 p.m. for a detention hearing on charges he robbed a woman in the area of CrabappleMore >>
Memphis police arrested a 16-year-old in an East Memphis driveway robbery. More >>
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MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - Disturbing details were revealed from the witness stand during Joe Caronna's trial. He is accused of murdering his wife, Tina, in 2008.
Prosecutors are trying to methodically prove that Caronna is responsible. But the defense says investigators have nothing good, so they just pinned her murder on the husband.
Inside a packed courtroom, prosecutors surged forward with their case against Joe Caronna.
Amanda Panis lives on Brannick Drive and noticed a black Chevy Avalanche as she headed to work mid-day on Saturday, October 25.
"My first thought was that it would be towed, but then I realized it was Saturday," she said. "So I thought regardless, they're not going to get towed because it's the weekend."
Two days later Bartlett police got a call about that Avalanche.
Former officer Teresa Brignole was first on scene and made a gruesome discovery.
"In the backseat it looked like a blanket was in between the front seat and the backseat. Upon further inspection I saw what appeared to be a human leg protruding from underneath a blanket," explained retired Bartlett Police Officer Teresa Brignole.
At almost the exact same time, Memphis police investigators were interviewing Joe Caronna as part of their Tina Caronna missing persons' investigation.
"He was breathing very heavily. He was sweating profusely on his face. He was continuously taking his hands and running them through his hair," described Sgt. Connie Justice, Memphis Police Department.
Sergeant Connie Justice says Joe Caronna was obviously distraught and could not concentrate. She says he was wearing a long sleeve shirt with the sleeves rolled up.
"I noticed on his forearms 10 to 15 faint bruises. They were bluish, purplish in color. They were round," she said.
One of Joe Caronna's best friends also took the stand Thursday afternoon.
Gary Hathaway was supposed to be at the same Corvette Club party as Joe and Tina Caronna, but Tina never showed up.
"Tina was not the type of person to not show up for an event," said Hathaway. "Everyone expected her to show up but now she's late for something and Tina's never late for anything."
Gary and Joe had worked on a car together Saturday afternoon. Sunday, they went searching for Tina together.
"By this time we were certain that something, something, had happened to Tina. I made the comment that if anything did happen you're the first person they're gonna look at," said Hathaway. "Joe turned and looked at me and said well you're my alibi."
Gary says he became suspicious of Joe soon thereafter. He accompanied Joe to view his wife's body and Joe got on his cell phone shortly thereafter.
"He was saying, 'Yeah it was Tina. Yeah, I've got closure now. No, no don't send flowers. Tina don't like flowers,'" explained Hathaway. "This was 30 minutes after he'd seen his wife's murdered body on a table."
Action News 5's Nick Kenney is keeping a live blog throughout the course of the trial. You can follow him on Twitter for updates or read his blogs from day one and day two of the trial.
Friday, August 29 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:26:34 GMT
(WMC) - A sexual assault was reported on Thursday at Country Squire Apartments, which are near Germantown Parkway and Walnut Grove Road in Cordova. Residents at Country Squire apartments found fliersMore >>
A sexual assault was reported on Thursday at Country Squire Apartments, which are near Germantown Parkway and Walnut Grove Road in Cordova.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
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 >>
Friday, August 29 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:26:10 GMT
(WMC) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is cracking down on drunk drivers during the Labor Day weekend. The "No Refusal" campaign kicked off midnight on Friday, August 29 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday,More >>
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is cracking down on drunk drivers during the Labor Day weekend.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:08:42 GMT
(WMC) – The Ice Bucket Challenge seen all over social media has raised close to $94.3 million for the ALS Association, as of Wednesday, Aug. 27 and now a huge Mid-South group has posted their challenge. TheMore >>
A Mid-South high school band took the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and with it, shared a message of hope. More >>