Sunday, December 8 2013 8:30 AM EST2013-12-08 13:30:02 GMT
This week, Nicole Collier joins Jerry to dig deeper into the murder of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth.More >
This week, Nicole Collier joins Jerry to dig deeper into the murder of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth. Hear new details of the case from Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates and Toledo Police Caption Brad Weis just days after Steven King and Angela Steinfurth accepted plea deals in the case.More >
TJ Steinfurth made a statement to the court on Tuesday after the mother of his child and her ex-boyfriend admitted to killing his 1-year-old daughter. More >
TJ Steinfurth made a statement to the court on Tuesday after the mother of his child and her ex-boyfriend admitted to killing his 1-year-old daughter.More >
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Antwaine Jones and Keshawn Jennings appeared in court for their second day of trial Wednesday. The men are accused of murdering 1-year-old Keondra Hooks in her Toledo apartment at Moody Manor last summer. The shooting also injured her 2-year-old sister, Leondra.
The jury visited the crime scene Tuesday, which was the first day of the trial. Once they returned from the apartment complex, opening statements began.
However, defense attorneys are questioning the plea deal of prosecution witness James Moore. They believe he may be lying in order to reduce his sentence to three years in prison. If convicted, Jones and Jennings could face life in prison.
It was a very emotional day for Keondra's family. Her great-grandmother and aunt were questioned about the night of the shooting.
Naomi Reed is the great-grandmother and was in the apartment when bullets came flying through the glass door. Reed recalled the details of that night and how the girls were given snacks before bed, and watched TV together.
She then talked about the shooting. Reed said when she saw Keondra had been shot, she scooped up her little body and explained what happened next.
"She gone. She gone. And the neighbor took her out of my arms. She said, 'No. Let's go to the hospital.' They did everything they could, but she never woke up. She never ever woke up again," said Reed.
Aunt Tamatha Pride was very emotional on the stand, trembling at times, trying to explain what happened through tears. She said when gun shots were fired glass flew everywhere, and gun powder and smoke filled the air. Pride said all the commotion woke Keondra.
"She had sat up when the glass broke, and somebody done shot her in the head. And they shot her in the head. She fell over," said Pride.
An Arizona elementary teacher is facing drug charges after Lake Havasu City police say she was selling prescription pills. The News-Herald reports that Stefanie Courson was arrested Friday following aMore >
Stefanie Courson was arrested Friday following a month-long undercover operation.More >
Arizonans who have individual health insurance plans that don't meet new standards under the Affordable Care Act won't be allowed to renew them after Jan. 1 despite a call from President Barack Obama forMore >
The state Department of Insurance announced Friday that is was urging the state's health insurance companies to instead renew existing plans that don't comply with the new law early.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 9:55 AM EST2013-12-08 14:55:24 GMT
Fans clung onto hope as long as they could, waiting for a miraculous Sun Devils comeback. "We got the fourth quarter," Dalton Lucht said. "After this, we're a fourth quarter team." Another quarter didn'tMore >
The Sun Devils still have the PAC-12 South crown and as the saying goes, there's always next year.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 9:33 PM EST2013-12-07 02:33:31 GMT
A naked woman died early Saturday morning after being hit by a car in the middle of Thomas road overnight in Phoenix.Phoenix police spokesman Lt. Steve Roser said the 37-year-old woman was lying in theMore >
A woman who fled the scene of a hit-and-run crash that left a naked woman dead was sentenced Friday to 10 days in jail and three years of probation.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 9:20 PM EST2013-12-07 02:20:41 GMT
To shoot, or not to shoot, wasn't a question for a Peoria man who said he was about to be attacked by two vicious dogs. But, the owner of the wounded animal feels her neighbor was too quick to pull theMore >
To shoot, or not to shoot, wasn't a question for a Peoria man who said he was about to be attacked by two vicious dogs. But, the owner of the wounded animal feels her neighbor was too quick to pull the trigger on her family pet.More >
Arizona remains among the top three states in the nation for immigration-related prosecutions despite a drop in such prosecutions in the state. The Arizona Daily Star reports that half of all criminalMore >
half of all criminal defendants and 97 percent of petty-offense defendants in the state's federal courts are prosecuted for immigration violations.More >