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Forrest Wegge

Sep 24, 2009

Woman receives 30-year sentence

Still not accepting responsibility for the death of 2-year-old Stacey Tolbert-Wyatt, Brandy Jean Mabery, 24, will spend the next 30 years of her life in prison. Mabery entered an Alford plea prior to being sentenced by Circuit Judge Gary Kramer at a hearing Monday. For her plea, she was sentenced to 30 years for abuse […]

Aug 21, 2009

Judges talk about non-support court

Recent legislation signed into law July 7 will give courts the power to establish criminal non-support courts. Under SB 140, judges will have the authority to refer defendants to education, vocational or employment training, substance abuse treatment or work programs. After successful completion of a court-ordered program or of support payments, the defendant may have […]

May 28, 2009

Repeat drunk drivers will be tested every time they drive

A new state law taking effect July 1 aims to keep drunken drivers off the road by requiring repeat offenders to install ignition interlock devices on their vehicles before their license will be reinstated. An ignition interlock device is a breath-testing instrument connected to a vehicle’s ignition, horn and headlights. To start the vehicle, a […]

Apr 3, 2009

Labs help solve cybercrimes

Computer technology, the Internet and cellular phones are used as tools to commit crimes, butcan also be used as evidence to prosecute criminals. The Regional Computer Crimes Education and Enforcement Group (RCCEEG) conducts forensic analysis on seized computers and other items to assist law enforcement and prosecutors. Kenneth Nix, a detective for the Clayton Police […]

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