Friday, 15 January 2016 14:07
MEMPHIS – January 15, 2016 - A Millington man was convicted Friday of criminally negligent homicide and aggravated child neglect in the death in 2012 of his ailing 12-year-old daughter, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Monday, 11 January 2016 13:42
MEMPHIS – January 11, 2016 - A Hickory Hill-area man convicted of raping a social worker at his residence in 2013 was sentenced to 23 years in prison without parole Monday, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 16:10
MEMPHIS – December 9, 2015 - A jury Wednesday took less than 20 minutes to convict a Hickory Hill-area man of raping a social worker who was making a scheduled home visit as part of her job, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Thursday, 03 December 2015 17:07
MEMPHIS – December 3, 2015 - A Texas man charged in a large cocaine conspiracy case pleaded guilty in the middle of his trial this week in Criminal Court, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Thursday.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 13:11
MEMPHIS – November 10, 2015 - A Collierville lawyer has pleaded guilty to two counts of attempting to kill his wife in separate incidents and has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich and Dist. Atty. Gen. Michael Dunavant of Fayette County said Tuesday.
Friday, 06 November 2015 19:34
MEMPHIS – November 6th, 2015 - An Orange Mound man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for the shooting death of his wife during an argument two years ago, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.William Langston, 46, was sentenced by Criminal Court Judge Bobby Carter after the defendant was convicted of second-degree murder in a jury trial last month.
Second-degree murder allows for no parole, although a sentence can be reduced by up to 15 percent for good behavior while in prison.
Langston was convicted of killing his wife, Kimberly Langston, during an argument on May 24, 2013, at their home in the 600 block of Hamilton.
He told investigators that his wife had armed herself with a knife and that he shot her in the head during the altercation.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Marianne Bell and Danielle McCollum of the DA’s Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit that handles felony cases of domestic assault and homicide committed by intimate partners.
The Unit also works closely with the Shelby County Family Safety Center to provide services and assistance to victims and their families
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 13:25
MEMPHIS – November 2, 2015 - A former Collierville High School teacher convicted earlier this year of attempted first-degree murder in the beating of his wife was sentenced Monday to 21 years in prison, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Friday, 16 October 2015 20:34
MEMPHIS – Oct. 16, 2015 - A Southwest Memphis man pleaded guilty Friday to beating his girlfriend to death two years ago and was sentenced to 18 years in prison with no parole, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Friday, 16 October 2015 13:09
MEMPHIS – Oct. 16, 2015 - A jury took only 20 minutes this week to convict a man of first-degree murder in a shooting death last year at an apartment complex in southeast Memphis, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Amy Weirich said Friday.