Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - It's been 113 days since Amir Jennings was last seen by family members.
Since her arrest in December, the 18-month-old's mother, Zinah Jennings, has been either unable or unwilling to help police locate her son.
Jennings remains in jail on child abuse charges, but she is not charged in connection with the disappearance of Amir.
Jennings' attorney Hemphill Pride says his client is hamstrung by a combination of mental illness and medication.
"She's not very happy taking it and it sort of zonks her out," said Pride. "It makes it difficult in that she is sort of, I would say that she's depressed and she's down and she's sort of a lackluster kind of attitude."
Pride says Zinah Jennings has been taking Risperidone, also known as Risperdal.
The National Library of Medicine says that medication is used for treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and irritability from autistic disorder.
Pride says the Risperdal and her illness have prevented Zinah Jennings from having the mental clarity that might help police find Amir.
"She doesn't remember much about where he is," said Pride. "She has, as you know, given various stories to the police department who are charged with the responsibility to try to find Amir. And it is my understanding from the discovery information that I read that she has given various stories about where he is."
When asked if Jennings believes that Amir is out there somewhere, Pride responded:
"Well she gives the impression that he is out there. And that she loves him and that she looks forward to seeing him again and being with him."
Pride says he's planning to ask a Richland County Probate judge to reconsider her order for Zinah Jennings to be given the anti-psychotic medication.
Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott has not been available to respond to Pride's remarks.
On Sunday, March 18th, the organizers of the "Find Amir Jennings" Facebook Page are hosting a vigil at Martin Luther King Park in Columbia. The vigil is at 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>