Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
May 23, 2003
Macon-- Jurors rushed from the Bibb County Courthouse moments after the mistrial was declared by Dougherty Superior Court Judge Stephen Goss.
For two weeks, eight women and four men listened to evidence and then debated the fate of Bill Scheer. But in the end, they couldn’t come to a unanimous verdict.
One juror cited inconsistencies with some of the evidence. The final vote after 20 hours of deliberation was 8 to 4 in favor of acquittal.
“Because of the jury’s inability to reach a unanimous verdict after very lengthy and painstaking deliberations, the court is going to declare a mistrial,” announced Judge Goss.
“There’s always been reasonable doubt, Bill Scheer did not kill his father, and I’ve never believed that he did,” said defense attorney Pete Donaldson.
After the trial, one juror sought out Scheer and talked with him. “It was very very nice,” said Bill Scheer. “It was very helpful, and said that there was no way that I would ever be convicted,” said Scheer.
But Dougherty District Attorney Ken Hodges may keep trying. “I’m inclined to retry it, now,” he said. “I’ve spoken with at least two jurors now, and I plan on returning to Macon to speak to as many of them as will talk to me.”
If there is a retrial, the defense will be ready. “We got some pointer from some jurors that will help us out, telling us where they thought we ought to shore our case up, and we’ll certainly follow up on that,” said Donaldson.
Bill Scheer sees it as a second chance to achieve his goal. “I wanted my name cleared. I didn’t kill my father. I loved my father.”