Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:20:39 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Police Department issued a city watch for a 12-year-old boy Wednesday night. Robert McBride II was last seen leaving his residence on foot on Jamaica Avenue. He has a mohawk, andMore >>
The Memphis Police Department issued a city watch for a 12-year-old boy Wednesday night.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:10 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:10:21 GMT
(WMC-TV)- Emergency crews have identified most of the 24 people who died, including 10 children, in the tornado Monday. An emergency management official said that six adults are still missing Wednesday. AboutMore >>
In Oklahoma, officials are now estimating the damage done by Monday's tornado to be around $2 billion.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:05:52 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The U.S Attorney's office of the Eastern District of Arkansas sentenced a former West Memphis councilman and a West Memphis police officer for a conspiracy to commit election fraud. Former WestMore >>
The U.S Attorney's office of the Eastern District of Arkansas sentenced a former West Memphis councilman and a West Memphis police officer for a conspiracy to commit election fraud.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:27 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:27:59 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Memphis' Sarah Simmons advanced to the top eight of "The Voice" Tuesday, but other Memphian Kris Thomas is on his way home after being eliminated. Making it to the top 10 was Kris' goal. OneMore >>
Memphis' Sarah Simmons advanced to the top eight of "The Voice" Tuesday, but other Memphian Kris Thomas is on his way home after being eliminated.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:02:30 GMT
(WMC-TV) - As the clean up efforts continue in Oklahoma, many of you are looking for ways to help the victims. With their hands full, people from all over Mississippi showed up at the Landers Center inMore >>
As the clean up efforts continue in Oklahoma, many of you are looking for ways to help the victims.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – Startling testimony during Joe Caronna's trial reveals he had several affairs and may have been very quick to get rid of his wife's possessions after her death.
The state presented proof that Caronna cheated his clients out of money. They also claim he had multiple affairs before his wife was murdered.
On the witness stand in open court, co-worker Janet Vanelli admitted to having an affair with Caronna. She said it was a one-time sexual encounter back in May 2002.
"Where did y'all have this particular affair moment?" asked Prosecutor Karen Cook.
The witness, Janet Vanelli, replied, "In his house."
Cook continued to ask, "What did he tell you about Tina?"
In which Vanelli responded, "He said they were going through marriage troubles. No sex. Pretty much loveless."
Joe Caronna is on trial, accused of murdering his wife, Tina, in October 2008.
Vanelli went to Joe's house the day Tina's body was found. She remembered it smelled like bleach, and Joe later walked her to her car.
"He looked at us and said, ‘Just want to let y'all know, y'all know, I'm sorry. Y'all know that I did not kill her. I wouldn't harm her,'" Vanelli said on the witness stand.
Cook asked, "Had you asked him about anything that had happened to her?"
"No, that was all volunteered," Vanelli answered.
Later, Vanelli was part of a group that went to Joe's house to help clean out Tina's closet to sell her stuff for charity.
"JANET VANELLI: There was a bible and her birth certificate," said Vanelli. "And he threw it in the garbage can and said, 'She won't need this anymore.'"
In addition to Janet Vanelli's testimony, a federal convict also took the stand. He told the jury that Caronna confessed to killing his wife.
"We carried on a conversation for eight hours in there," said John Bowers, who is in federal prison on meth charges.
Bowers said he shared a holding cell with Caronna.
"I turned around and asked, ‘How do you kill somebody with all this CSI and all this technology?" Bowers said he asked Caronna. "He turned around and responded, ‘Suffocate ‘em. Put a bag over their head.'"
Bowers says Joe gave him details.
"They were in his house, he and his wife. They were arguing and it escalated all the way back to the garage and he followed her to the truck. He duct-taped her and put a bag over her head," said Bowers. "He told me he dropped her off behind the driver's license place over there off of Summer."
Bowers also said Caronna told him he paid someone to drive him back.
Defense attorneys tried to cast doubt on Bower's claims by suggesting he is merely looking for a sentence reduction.
Action News 5's Nick Kenney is keeping us up-to-date with everything happening in the courtroom via his live blog. You can follow it by clicking here or by following @nickthenewsguy on Twitter.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:32 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:32:03 GMT
(WMC-TV) - It is a tiny pest with a big bite that can do major damage. One Germantown family said it only took one infected tick to change their entire lifestyle – something they have been dealing withMore >>
It is a tiny pest with a big bite that can do major damage.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:46 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:46:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The man accused of killing a police officer walked out of jail a free man Wednesday afternoon. Action News 5's Nick Kenney was there as Timothy McKinney was released. McKinney was accused ofMore >>
The man who pleaded guilty to killing a police officer walked out of jail a free man Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:33:03 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The City of Memphis is saying "goodbye and good riddance" to blight. A derelict apartment complex, formerly called Park Place Apartments, sat vacant for four years breeding crime. It is nowMore >>
A derelict apartment complex, formerly called Park Place Apartments, sat vacant for four years breeding crime. It is now being demolished.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:48 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:48:12 GMT
(WMC-TV) - More jobs are coming to Memphis and city leaders are rolling out the red carpet to celebrate. Kruger Products is a leading nationwide towel and tissue manufacturer. The company announced theyMore >>
A Canadian company announced that are adding hundreds of jobs to its North Memphis office. Kruger Products rolled out the red carpet Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the expansion.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:48:44 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South mom is convinced that one of her children was murdered. Frances Chambers has spent the past four years and a lot of money investigating the death of her son Demond. Police in herMore >>
A Mid-South mom is convinced that one of her children was murdered, despite the medical examiner's report. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:10:09 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Wednesday is the very last day of school for students and also the last day of the Memphis City Schools system. Action News 5's Justin Hanson is speaking to longtime MCS teachers and volunteersMore >>
Wednesday is the very last day of school for students and also the last day of the Memphis City Schools system.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:22 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:22:48 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Police Department fired two of its officers Wednesday. Marc Henderson, 32, and Parker Culver, 29, were terminated for personal conduct and violate regulation. In February, thereMore >>
Marc Henderson, 32, and Parker Culver, 29, were terminated for personal conduct and aid to violate regulation.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:49 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:49:28 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A flood frustrated resident in a Southaven neighborhood called her backyard an ocean after severe weather Tuesday. Inside Louise Rinhart's home is not much better. "Carpet and I got hardwoodMore >>
A flood frustrated resident in a Southaven neighborhood called her backyard an ocean after severe weather Tuesday.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-22 13:13:44 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Firefighters escorted several families from their flooded homes in Horn Lake after a rain-swollen creek rose beyond its banks Tuesday. The firefighters offered piggyback rides to children toMore >>
Firefighters escorted several families from their flooded homes in Horn Lake after a rain-swollen creek rose beyond its banks Tuesday.More >>