Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:04:58 GMT
(WMC) - A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now accused of another sex crime. Richard Marsee was charged last week with fondling a child in the same house where he cared for children.More >>
A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now charged with another sex crime.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:02:50 GMT
(WMC) - Another Memphis neighborhood is worried about vicious dogs roaming the streets. One person who lives in the area around Spottswood Avenue and S. Highland Street says at lest 10 cats and three smallMore >>
One person who lives in the area around Spottswood Avenue and S. Highland Street says at lest 10 cats and three small dogs have become attack victims.More >>
ABERDEEN, MS -
(WMC) - A judge delayed the sentencing for the Tupelo, Miss. man who pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama.
Instead, he maintained his innocence in court. According to Associated Press, Dutschke argued that he committed no crime, that the substance involved was not toxic, and that FBI agents and federal prosecutors committed perjury.
The judge told Dutschke to talk with his lawyer about whether to withdraw his guilty plea.
The ricin-laced letters Dutschke reportedly sent out in April 2013 went to President Barack Obama, Senator Roger Wicker, and Mississippi judge Sadie Holland.
Court documents say he sent the letters in an attempt to retaliate and frame another man.
Investigators found traces of ricin when they searched Dutschke's trash, as well as inside his Taekwondo studio.
A Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit, made public following Dutschke's arrest, revealed that he bought castor beans on the Internet from vendors on eBay and PayPal in order to make the poison.
Dutschke's attorney said testimony about the toxicity of the ingredients could have sent his client to jail for life, which is why they decided to take the plea agreement.
In court on Tuesday, Dutschke said it was the first chance he has had to explain his side of the story.
A judge will need to approve Dutschke's plea withdrawal.
Copyright 2014 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.
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 >>