Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
December 6, 2004
Cordele- Lisa Green is emotional when she thinks about her neighbor.
"It's a shocker, and I hate it happened. But, I didn't see it coming and I don't think anybody else saw it coming. Kayla is just a good person, and like I said it was a shocker," she says.
Green has known 22 year Kayla Wright for more than two years, and even provided childcare for her two year old son. She can't fathom why the young mother would do something so horrible.
"I didn't see it. I actually didn't see it. I really didn't, and I didn't know she was expecting," says Green.
Wright was arrested Saturday morning after the body of her infant was found decomposing in the back floorboard of this graffiti-covered Red Ford Thunderbird.
"She has now been charged with felony murder, cruelty to children in the first degree, and reckless abandonment of a child," says Sheriff Donnie Haralson.
Authorities still won't say how they think the baby was killed, but it was a discovery that almost wasn't.
A man said to be Wright's boyfriend sold the car to Hubbard Iron Metal, a company that crushes old cars and sells them to a company that shreds and recycles the metal. Employees found the baby just before the car was to have been crushed.
"You wonder what a mother thinks, or any parent may think when that happens with a child no matter what age a child is," says Sheriff Haralson.
"I wish I would have known. I really wish I would have known and I could have helped the child and this had to be a snapped mind thing or whatever because I just don't see Kayla doing that," says Green.
Now as she tries to cope with the horror of death, Green will try to find the answer to one question - why?
Because the body had already started to decompose investigators aren't sure how old or what sex the infant was. It will be several days before autopsy results are complete. Sheriff Haralson says DFACS will determine who will receive custody of Wright's two year old son.