October 14, 1997 |
After charging six teenage boys with conspiring to plan a recent shooting rampage at the high school in Pearl, Miss., police have quietly released two of them on bail, transferred two to a youth court and sent one home on his own recognizance, raising questions Monday about the future of the case. "From $2-million bond to free on his own recognizance," said one of the teens' lawyers, as he walked into the police station. "Quite a change."
March 9, 1988
A Mississippi man armed with a rifle killed his girlfriend and a neighbor and critically wounded the neighbor's wife, then abducted his girlfriend's child and shot two other people in a two-county rampage before he was shot by police, officials said. Investigators said Lee Alvis Allen, 41, of Ashland, Miss., accompanied by the 2-year-old boy he abducted, was transferred to North Mississippi Medical Center with a gunshot wound in the arm. The boy was turned over to welfare officials. Lt.
June 6, 1998 |
A teenager accused of shooting two Pearl High School classmates to death and wounding seven others was convicted Friday of murdering his mother before the school rampage began. Luke Woodham, 17, was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his mother, Mary, repeatedly and beating her with an aluminum baseball bat. "I'm going to heaven now," said a handcuffed and shackled Woodham as he was led from the courthouse to a patrol car. "Everything happens for a reason. It's God's will."
October 2, 1997 |
A 16-year-old boy stabbed his mother to death Wednesday, then went to school with a rifle and opened fire, killing his former girlfriend and another student and wounding seven others, police said. The youth, who was not named because of his age, was distraught over a breakup with his girlfriend, Police Chief Bill Slade said, choking back tears as he talked about the rampage in this town of 22,000 people just outside Jackson.
October 12, 1998 |
One of two teenagers still facing charges in the Pearl High shootings will not go on trial today in Brandon as scheduled. Circuit Judge Robert Goza granted a continuance sought by prosecutors and defense attorneys in the trial of Justin Sledge, 17. Both sides are reviewing information based on interviews with Luke Woodham, the 17-year-old convicted gunman. Sledge faces accessory to murder charges for allegedly persuading Woodham to go on the Oct.
January 27, 1993 |
Chris Jones, a wide receiver for Mississippi State, has been arrested, apparently in connection with a fight during which gunshots were fired at the school's Jan. 13 home basketball game against Louisiana State. Jones was released on $1,000 bail.