Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
Convicted death row inmate Danny Hembree made a plea deal with the state Tuesday morning in the murder case of Randi Dean Saldana.
On Tuesday morning, Hembree plead guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of the 30-year-old Saldana. He was sentenced to 313 to 385 months in prison.
WBTV talked to Saldana's mother, Robin Moore, Tuesday after the sentencing. She says she has forgiven Hembree for killing her daughter. "I forgive Danny for what he did to my daughter, because I have to forgive if I ever see her again. God says you have to forgive and I do."
Moore says she didn't attend the court hearing this morning because of the emotional toll it has already taken on her.
"He's paying from this day on for what he did. He's going start today and he's going to pay for the rest of his life," said Moore. She also said she doesn't believe Danny Hembree has faced real justice.
"Justice is going to come for Randy when Danny faces God, that's when he's going get justice."
Before the plea deal was struck, Hembree was expected to start trial on March 11th.
Hembree was on trial last April for Saldana's 2009 murder. But his attorneys withdrew from the case after Hembree claimed, in court, that he slept with the Assistant District Attorney.
Prosecutors say that claim was not true because Hembree was in jail before his trial. But the situation caused such an uproar that the judge declared a mistrial.
Hembree was found guilty in 2011 for the murder of another woman, Heather Catterton. He was sentenced to death in that case.
A third murder charge was dismissed. That charge stemmed from a 1992 cemetery killing of 30-year-old Deborah Ratchford.
Hembree told investigators that he had killed both Saldana and Catterton at the home he shared with his mother.
He confessed to investigators that he killed all three women. Hembree is being held on death row at Central Prison in Raleigh.