Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:13:44 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police used a ladder during a suspect search near the airport after he jumped into a drainage ditch. The search took place in an area along Tchulahoma Road. Initial reports were that MemphisMore >>
Memphis police used a ladder during a suspect search near the airport after he jumped into a drainage ditch.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:10:44 GMT
(WMC) - A man is dead after a shooting in a South Memphis neighborhood. Police responded to 1484 Patton Street around 9 p.m. Friday. That is where the victim was found with a gunshot wound. CopyrightMore >>
A man is dead after a shooting in a South Memphis neighborhood.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:05:26 GMT
As the Summer winds down all the College Football Conferences are wrapping up their Media Days with the start of the New Season just about a Month away. Memphis Tigers Head Coach Justin Fuente is gettingMore >>
With American Athletic Conference Media Days coming up July 28th and 29, Memphis Tiger Head Coach Justin Fuente wants his team to be under the radar as it gets ready for the season.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:00:38 GMT
(WMC) - After fears that the water and electricity at Leahy's Mobile Home Park would be shut off next week, Memphis Lights Gas and Water has reached an agreement. The agreement gives the park until AugustMore >>
After fears that the water and electricity at Leahy's Mobile Home Park would be shut off next week, Memphis Lights Gas and Water has reached an agreement.More >>
The judge and jury heard some of the most emotional testimony yet during day six in the murder trial of Noura Jackson, accused of stabbing her mother to death in June of 2005.
Jackson's sister, Grace France, once again took the stand on Saturday.
France choked up as she identified her relationship to victim Jennifer Jackson. "That's my sister," she said tearfully.
France said the family was suspicious of her sister's daughter, Noura. France said money they had given to her kept disappearing.
France says that when she asked her niece how she'd gotten the cut on her hand, Noura replied,"Grace, any doctor will tell you that's a burn. I burnt it cooking macaroni and cheese."
Noura Jackson's father was murdered during a robbery at his convenience store just 15 months before her mother's murder. Defense Attorney Arthur Quinn established that Jennifer Jackson's sisters would get the estate if a jury found Noura guilty, and that the family had filed a lawsuit against her. France said she didn't want Noura to profit from killing her own mother.
When the jury exited the room, Quinn introduced papers found in the house.
"One of them is a shopping list that says 'bandages-Noura,'" he said.
In the presence of the jury, the judge allowed Quinn to ask France to identify who had written that.
"It does appear more likely than not to be Jennifer's handwriting," France said.
This raises the question: Did Jennifer Jackson buy the bandage for her daughter, or did her daughter cut herself while stabbing her mother?
Then family history came into play when Quinn said, "Nora's father, Nazmi, was a Lebanese immigrant, and ya'll never did like him or accept him. Did you?"
"We didn't care for Nazmi," France said.
But the Prosecutor Amy Weirich argued that that wasn't what had brought France to court.
"Is that why you're sitting here, because of the ethnicity of the defendant's father?," said Weirich.
"No. Absolutely not," said France.
Noura Jackson's friend, Sophie Cooley, took the stand while the jury was out of the room.
Cooley said she saw Jackson use cocaine and the prescription painkiller Loritab. She also said Jackson smoked marijuana frequently.
Defense attorneys argued the drug use should not be admissible, but Judge Chris Craft decided it was relevant.
"It would be a motive for her mother to clamp down on her, and that would be a motive for her to want to put her mother away," he said.
When the jury returned, Cooley testified that she saw Jackson take three Loritab pills on the night before her mother's murder.
Cooley said she did not see a cut on Jackson's hand that night.
She also said she saw Jackson the day of the murder and she didn't appear to be very upset. "Later in the night, she was talking about going to the movies. Going out and doing things, and I just found that odd."
The trial will resume on Monday morning.
Stay with Action News 5 and WMCTV.com for updates.
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 >>
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, July 25 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:23:15 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:12:23 GMT
(WMC) - A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week. Tonight, one of them remains missing. The other resident is hospitalized. TheMore >>
A Memphis home for the elderly is under scrutiny after two incidents involving residents happened within two days this week.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:49:54 GMT
(WMC) – It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor! Back-to-school haircuts As the kids get closer toMore >>
It's Freebie Friday and WMC Action News 5's Lindsey Brown found a ton of freebies this week from museums, movies, to moves on the dance floor!More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:01:23 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis police took a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy recruit into custody Thursday afternoon at a training academy. Hunter Queen, 24, was booked into jail around 4 p.m., but his charges remainMore >>
Memphis police arrested a deputy recruit at the Shelby County sheriff's training academy Thursday after an investigation revealed he could be the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run. More >>