Monday, July 28 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:44:59 GMT
(WMC) - The state plans to call more than 20 witnesses during Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial. The defense has at least one. Brown plans to take the stand in his own defense. Even before he testifies,More >>
The state plans to call more than 20 witnesses during Maurice Brown Sr.'s murder trial. The defense has at least one. Brown plans to take the stand in his own defense. Even before he testifies, though, the jury will have already heard from him.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:59:45 GMT
(WMC) - On Monday night, there are concerns about plans to build a warehouse right outside of Olive Branch, Miss. The site of a proposed industrial park could bring hundreds of jobs to DeSoto County,More >>
On Monday night, there are concerns about plans to build a warehouse right outside of Olive Branch, Miss.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:58:53 GMT
(WMC) - It's a miraculous recovery for one of man's best friends after a dog was left abandoned in a closet when his former owner moved out of a house. Emergency vets say the dog survived despite someMore >>
It's a miraculous recovery for one of man's best friends after a dog was left abandoned in a closet when his former owner moved out of a house.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:51:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - More than 150 kids took part in the National Drive, Chip, and Putt contest Monday at Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington.It's golf's version of the NFL's punt, pass and kick competition. KidsMore >>
More than 150 kids took part in the National Drive, Chip, and Putt contest Monday at Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:48:23 GMT
On Friday, rescuers in Lauderdale County found horses on a farm in Gates, TN that appeared to be malnourished and neglected. Sources tell WMC Action News Five's Justin Hanson those horsesMore >>
Rescuers in Lauderdale County found horses on a farm in Gates, Tenn. that appear to be malnourished and neglected. More >>
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(WMC-TV) – Both the defense and prosecution rested their cases Thursday at Joe Caronna's trial. But not before each presented one final pitch to the jury during closing arguments.
"Joe Caronna did not kill his wife," said Caronna's defense attorney Rusty White.
The defense proclaims that Caronna is innocent and that Bartlett police investigators mishandled the case.
"These guys were way in over their head. And they screwed this case up. And it wasn't just these two guys. This was top to bottom," said White.
Prosecutor Tom Henderson has a different spin.
"Joe Caronna is a flim-flam man," said Henderson.
He says Caronna's wife, Tina, was about to discover his flim-flam, so he killed her by smothering her with a bag over her head.
"The point is you've got to hold it. And not just hold it, but hold it for 4-6 minutes," explained Henderson. "You know he had plenty of time to think about killing his wife. All he had to do during those four to six minutes was stop. And she could have lived. But he kept it up for four to six minutes because he wanted her dead."
Prosecutors relied on convicted felon John Bowers, who testified that Joe confessed to him while the two shared a holding cell.
"John Bowers' statement was nothing more than a bunch of self-serving bologna sausage," argued the defense. "Mr. Bowers, you gonna get a time cut for this?"
Bowers replied, "Well, that'd be nice. I'm just doing it because I want to help. I want to help."
Bowers says he wants to help society the same way he did when he was a meth dealer.
Scoundrel? Maybe says Rusty White… but killer?
"Tina trusted Joe and she lost her life. So you know what happens to people who trust Joe. So the question at this point comes down to this ladies and gentleman: Do you trust Joe?" the prosecution asked the jury.
The jurors went to lunch following the closing arguments, and are expected to deliberate this afternoon.
Saturday, July 26 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:48:44 GMT
(WMC) - A man identifying himself as a sheriff's deputy collecting money for a church walked into the wrong business Friday. "This individual walked in, said 'I work for the sheriff's department, andMore >>
A man identifying himself as a sheriff's deputy collecting money for a church walked into the wrong business Friday.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 >>
They were born just two weeks apart. A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old pit bull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other! Louisiana native Brandi Hodges, 25, has posted photosMore >>
A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old Pitbull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other!More >>
Sunday, July 27 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:51:59 GMT
Two men suspected in a gang rape of a woman at a Shell Gas station turned themselves into police on Saturday. According to the Jackson Police Department, the incident allegedly occurred Friday, July 18More >>
Two men suspected in a gang rape of a woman at a Shell Gas station turned themselves into police on Saturday. More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:26:47 GMT
(WMC) – Maurice Brown Jr. would have turned 6 years old just three days ago, but in 2012 his life was cut short. His body was found in a dumpster and his own father is charged with his murder. MauriceMore >>
Maurice Brown Sr. faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of his son. In court on Monday, he pleaded not guilty. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:54:07 GMT
Leaders of Oasis Church say they received more than 1,000 inquiries about the free house, but those interested say it would cost too much to move the structure.More >>
A free house offer fell through for a Pascagoula church. Last month, WLOX reported that Oasis Church wanted to find a good home for an old house. Leaders posted the house on social media and Craigslist. The post went viral, but there were no takers. So this week, the house came crashing down.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." More >>