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A woman charged in the gruesome killing of her son in law is back in court today.

Lydia martinez is denied bond in the killing of manuel vasquez.

Martinez is charged with first degree murder.

She is also still facing an accessory after the fact charge.

Vasquez's remains were found scattered around his new hope property back in 2015.

Court documents say investigators found bullet holes in the box springs of a mattress in the master bedroom, bleach stains on the mattress, and new carpeting.

Martinez's daughter, christina vasquez, pled guilty back in september to second degree murder in the case.

A trial date hasn't yet been set for martinez, but it's expected to take place in february.

Wipe to vo a man charged with shooting his estranged wife will spend nearly four decades in jail.

Adrian golden pleaded guilty to first degree attempted murder earlier this week.

This morning, he was ordered to serve 38 years in jail.

Golden shot his wife, kimberly sisk, in bruce during the summer of 2017.

He was on the run for nearly a year and a half before being captured in texarkana, arkansas.

Wipe to vo an itawamba county man is found guilty in a 2015 deadly stabbing investigation.

Jimmy carpenter was sentenced to life in prison after the jury's verdict.

He will not be eligible for parole.

65 year-old sharon rose johnson was found stabbed to death inside her home in august 2015.

Investigators say carpenter was found in the woods behind johnson's house.

She was stabbed multiple times.

Deputies believe carpenter was acting as a caregiver for johnson.

Wipe to gfx a lowndes county man pleads guilty to sexual battery.

Today, randy lee outlaw was ordered to serve 15 years in prison as a habitual offender.

Once he's released, outlaw will be on probation for three years and must register as a sex offender.

In court documents, investigators believe there were two victims and the alleged incidents happened between 2012 and 2017.

The indictment claims outlaw did know the victims. he has four previous convictions.

Three of them are drug charges and one for grand larceny.

Centred up at least one person is seriously injured in a pickens county crash.

The accident happened on highway 86, just east of pickensville.

First responders reported that a person was trapped in one of the two vehicles.

One lane of traffic was shut down, as crews worked to clear the scene.

State troopers are investigating the crash.

The search for a missing man in the golden triangle continues.

31-year-old cory baughn was last seen leaving an apartment on stark road on november 12th.

Starkville police say baughn's last known location was on highway 82 east, heading towards columbus or west alabama.

He's believed to be traveling in this nissan car.

Spd tells wcbi it is still actively investigating this missing persons case and receiving support from other agencies.

If you know where baughn is, call starkville police.


2 shot an early thanksgiving dinner is giving the lee county sheriff's department a chance to show their appreciation to some of the area's seasoned citizens..

And as allie martin tells us it also allows them to help this group stay ahead of some of the bad guys..

As law officers served lunch, more than 300 senior citizens enjoyed singing nats and a dancing demonstration nats this is the seventh annual triad senior citizen festival for lee county.

Triads are partnerships of three organizations; law enforcement, older adults and community groups.

Sheriff jim johnson says the lunch honors those who have given so much through the years.

"you have to look at, where our county is today, a lot of that is because people in this room, i know my career has been impacted by many people here."

Standup bridge triad is much more than the annual luncheon, throughout the year, sheriff johnson keeps seniors informed of crime stats and also scams, targeting the elderly.

"the biggest one is whenever they receive a phone call, someone makes out like they're the irs or some official and will do something to you if you don't pay a official and will do something to you if you don't pay a certain amount of money, it's a scare tactic, goes on constantly."

It wasn't hard to find seniors who say they regularly receive calls from scam artists.

"i just answer the call, hear the first part, i don't say helo or nothing, i just click it offi known my background, what i owe, and don't owe and i know sheriff ain't going to come pick me up, or the irs."

"they call and say, your credit is being checked we need to know credit card number, and we don't give it out."

Sheriff johnson says that is the best advice, never give out any personal information to anyone over the phone, especially at this time of year, when scams increase.

In tupelo, allie martin, wcbi news triad is a federally funded program active in many northeast mississippi counties first look stinger first look showers will continue overnight tonight, but most of the weekend should be dry.

Rain will return to the forecast by the middle of next week.

Friday night: off-and-on rain showers will continue into the early morning hours of saturday.

A rumble of thunder can't be ruled out, but storms are unlikely.

Lows will be in the mid 50s.

Saturday: rain will clear out by the early morning hours, but a few leftover sprinkles are possible through 10am.

The rest of the day will be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s.

Saturday night: with colder air returning, lows will be back into the mid to upper 30s under a mostly cloudy sky.

Sunday-monday: we'll have a brief break between weather systems which means we're in we are only 3 days away from the launch of mississippi's lottery.

On monday, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flock to stores across the state to buy the first scratch-off tickets.

Mississippi's lottery is getting some attention from the neighbors too.

Our stephanie poole joins us live in the studio with more.

It's not only mississippi residents, people in alabama also want to get in on the action..

And stores along the stateline are more than willing to give them their chance.

This convenience store sits only feet away from the alabama state line.

On monday, many alabamians will come here with the hope of getting a winning ticket.

" it's our first time so maybe we try our luck."

Samantha farley says she already has an idea where to spend money if that luck holds out.

" a new car."

Store owner yasser jabar says he and his staff are getting ready for the big crowd.

" it's going to add a-lot of customers for sure it's going to help bring a-lot of people in.

Having extra employees kind of help with the lottery and get it together before all the storm comes.

" on a normal day around 500 customers stop by.

Jabar is expecting those numbers to grow into the thousands.

" it's going to give mississippi a chance to be on the map.

Gives them a little hope,and you know help their families.

It changes lives.

" for some, it's a chance at a fresh start.

" i would probably buy me and my family our first home because i have a 3-month old daughter and i will just start buying a home so she can grow up in it.

" " i'm going to buy myself a new truck and another tractor.

You never know, somebody is going to win.

I might be me.

" monday is the first day for scratch off sales.

Powerball and mega millions sales start in january.

Take vo off top it may be rainy, but that didn't put a damper on appetites in starkville today.

Dozens made their way downtown for the first-ever "food truck friday."

Four different vendors set up along main street, serving everything from hot dogs to barbeque nachos.

Vendors say before starkville allowed food trucks, they were traveling hundreds of miles for events like this.

"they've been doing food truck friday in jackson and places like memphis for a long time, but they're finally catching up here.

It was great.

Me and my dad were excited to come down here and be a part of it, especially for the very first one."

"it just opened up more opportunities to come to north mississippi and try to get more business... offer something to the starkville and columbus area that they don't have."

Food truck friday was sponsored by the starkville partnership.

Stinger an area teacher is helping his students build for a better future..

Meet our educator of the week when we come back... welcome back... a good education can be the foundation for a successful career..

Our educator of the week teaches his students how to build on that foundation.

Scott hudson is a construction instructor at the west point career tech center!

Hudson enjoys giving his students real life experience, rather than just hammering them with book work.

And whenever his students "nail" a's just as rewarding for him as it is for them..

Scott hudson/eow--"vocational is coming back around...people are beginning to understand that practical skills are very important and we've got to train the next generation" butted sot "you've got to like people and you've got to really like the subject you teach..i really like construction anyway so that's kind of easy for me and my enthusiasm kinda bleeds over to them and they kind of pick it up too" to honor your favorite teacher, visit wcbi dot com stinger take educator of the week billboard wx open sunny, drier, and cooler weather will continue for the end of the week now that the cold front has pushed through the area.

Rain chances slowly increase through the weekend and into early next week as our next cold front approaches.

Monday will be our best chance for showers and storms. wednesday night: cooler air will continue to move in overnight tonight with lows in the low to mid 40s.

Winds will be out of the north at 5-10 mph.

Thursday-friday: we'll see plenty of sun for the end of the week with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

A nice breeze out of the north will help to keep us comfortable through the day.

Morning lows will be in the 40s, so you may have to add an extra layer as you head out the door.

Saturday-sunday: temperatures will return to the mid to upper 70s for the weekend as a few showers slowly creep back into the area.

We'll keep rain chances lower for saturday, but there could be a few more showers on sunday as a cold front approaches.

Either way, the weekend overall will be pretty nice as many of us won't see rainfall and will see plenty of sunshine.

Monday: showers and storms will develop through the day and will likely last into the evening.

Some storms could produce heavy rain and gusty winds.

Temperatures will top out in the mid 70s by the afternoon hours.

Tuesday- wednesday: once the cold front passes, rain will exit and temperatures will cool once again with highs back into the upper 60s to near 70.

We should be in for a beautiful few days with a good deal of sunshine.

Sunny, drier, and cooler weather will continue for the end of the week now that the cold stinger it might be raining.

It might be pouring not to be county and in some third round playoff action welcome to make in mississippi, where wcb i insult him of the is being held against not to be county versus houston rematch now that matchup resulted in a nazi county when ... houston has been dealing with.

As you know, the injury, but all season ... they lost one more after the not to be county ... houston with her work cut out for them against not to be county averaging 37 points a game ... not only game of the week so starkville academy versus heritage academy patriot is going under way down in jackson rival released state championship ... starkville academy versus heritage academy ...ole miss officially takes the interim tag off of keith carter...naming him it's newest athletic director the former basketball all- american was named interim after ross bjork left for texas a&m

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