Monday, October 29 2012 3:42 PM EDT2012-10-29 19:42:09 GMT
According to the Livingston Parish Coroner, the unborn baby who was cut out of its mother was accidentally cremated Friday. Just after 11 a.m. Tuesday, emergency officials were called to what they calledMore >>
According to the Livingston Parish Coroner, the unborn baby who was cut out of its mother was accidentally cremated Friday.More >>
Wednesday, October 24 2012 3:48 PM EDT2012-10-24 19:48:37 GMT
The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says a 28-year-old pregnant woman has been stabbed in the abdomen and her baby cut out of her. Sheriff's spokeswoman Lori Steele says the woman survived the attackedMore >>
Investigators say a 28-year-old pregnant woman was stabbed in the abdomen and her baby cut out of her Tuesday. Her husband was arrested for the crime.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:58 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:58:46 GMT
Macon County School Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks confirms to WSFA 12 News that shots were fired after a high school graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. There were no injuries reported.Dr. BrooksMore >>
Macon County School Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks confirms to WSFA 12 News that shots were fired after a high school graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. There were no injuries reported.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:55:08 GMT
(RNN) - Dozens of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life. Charles Ramsey, the guy who famously stopped eating his Big MacMore >>
More than a dozen of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:51:55 GMT
WSFA 12 News is taking action to try and help the people of Oklahoma following the violent weather. We are teaming up with the American Red Cross tomorrow for a phone bank. The hours will be from 11amMore >>
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Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:45:52 GMT
The hunt is on for a wanted suspect in Autauga County, according to the Autauga County Sheriff's Office. A woman called the WSFA 12 newsroom Wednesday afternoon saying that she had been stopped in AutaugaMore >>
A manhunt was initiated (for a second time) in Autauga county Wednesday after authorities showed up at a home to serve a robbery warrant and ran into the man wanted in connection with a January police chase. More >>
Amid lingering concerns about his national security policies, President Barack Obama is outlining measures to clarify the deadly use of drones against terror suspects.More >>
President Barack Obama is set to at least partially bring out into the open some of the U.S.-directed drone program, a key component of counterterrorism strategy, as he outlines the contours of the continuing threat to...More >>
WALKER, LA (WAFB) -
A man accused of attacking his pregnant wife and killing their unborn baby appeared in court for a hearing Thursday for the first time since the October incident. On his way into court, Jeffery Reynolds blamed synthetic marijuana for what happened.
Reynolds, 31, appeared in court with his hands and feet shackled and he was wearing a bulletproof vest.
As he was going into court he told reporters, "I love my wife and son with all my heart. I hope the state will enforce laws against synthetic drugs that has ruined my family."
During his court appearance, another motions hearing was scheduled on his bond revocations.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said Reynolds attacked his wife, Paula, 28, with a kitchen knife at their Walker, LA home on Oct. 23, 2012.
Investigators said he stabbed her in the abdomen and cut their baby out of her. She survived the attack.
A toxicology test was run on Reynolds, but at last report, the results had not been sent back to authorities.
Reynolds remains behind bars on $500,000 bond. He is charged with first-degree feticide and second-degree attempted murder.
Less than a week later, the Livingston Parish coroner reported the baby was accidentally cremated. The coroner said the Livingston Parish Government does not maintain a morgue and has always relied on a private sector funeral home for morgue services.
In a statement released by the coroner, a funeral home employee mistakenly removed and cremated the baby before an autopsy could be performed.
Livingston Parish District Attorney Scott Perrilloux reportedly said the cremation voids the possibility of upgrading the feticide count to one of murder.
Previously, Perrilloux said if evidence showed the unborn baby had begun to breathe before it was killed, that the feticide count may be upgraded to murder.
However, Perrilloux said he believes the current counts against the suspect in the case can still be prosecuted.