Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyMore >>
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.More >>
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:43:52 GMT
Monday marks one month since a popular Newton teacher was found dead inside her apartment and investigators were back out at her apartment over the weekend for several hours. According to neighbors, policeMore >>
Neighbors say they saw several officers going in and out of a unit at the complex for several hours. The unit is in a different building from Maggie Daniels' apartment.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:11:51 GMT
A homicide investigation is underway in Anson County after someone was found dead early Monday morning. WBTV has learned that deputies are investigating at a home in Wadesboro along Highway 52. ThisMore >>
WBTV has learned that deputies are investigating at a home in Wadesboro along Highway 52.More >>
You see what you think is important on price tags; "half off," "clearance," "big discounts." Turns out, you may be looking right past the most important thing on the tag.More >>
You see what you think is important on price tags; "half off," "clearance," "big discounts." Turns out, you may be looking right past the most important thing on the tag. More >>
BALTIMORE (WJZ/WBTV) -
The man convicted of killing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes will get a new trial, according to CBS affiliate WJZ.
Michael Johnson, 29, was facing up to 30 years in prison after a jury spent three days deliberating in early February and convicted Johnson of second degree murder.
Prosecutors say he raped and strangled teenage honor student Phylicia Barnes, from Union County, in December 2010 then dumped her body in the Susquehanna River in Maryland.
Johnson's lawyers filed a motion for a new trial last month.
The defense says Johnson did not get a fair trial. According to WJZ, his lawyers challenged the credibility of the key witness in the prosecution's case and the judge agreed.
"At the end of the day, we're going to continue to push for what we believe is right," said Barnes' brother, Bryan.
Prosecutors say Johnson sexually assaulted Barnes, then killed her and dumped her body.
At the time of the court filing, Attorney Russell Neverdon said prosecutors improperly tried to bolster the credibility of a witness who testified that Johnson asked him for help disposing of Barnes' body.
December 28, 2010 - Phylicia Barnes, 16, reported missing from Baltimore March 7, 2011 - Phylicia's sister sought restraining order against Michael Johnson April 20, 2011 - Phylicia Barnes' body foundMore>>