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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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Twenty-one -year old Markuieze Bennett died from a brutal attack inside the Hinds County Detention Center during a jail riot back in March.
Bennett had been sitting in jail since 2012. His attorney, who at the time was the Assistant Public Defender for Hinds County, continued fighting for her client, but he was killed behind bars before he was convicted of any crime.
In the eyes of the law, he died an innocent man after a brutal jail riot March 31st.
Papers show his attorney filed numerous documents in 2012 and 2013 begging the Hinds County District Attorney's Office to proceed with the case.
The official paperwork shows Bennett had an alibi and a witness statement from Sepedah Vance exonerating him from the Strong Arm Robbery charge.
But if you continue reading the paperwork, it reveals repeated attempts were made to communicate with the state. Bennett's attorney demanded a speedy trial February 27, 2013.
The documents say, "The State has refused to communicate with Mr. Bennett's counsel" concerning a trial that was slated for April 2013.
Meanwhile, Bennett was already incarcerated for more than 365 days awaiting trial which is in violation of his constitutional rights.
Bennett's attorney continued to push for his trial, but in July 2013 Bennett's witness, Sepedah Vance was murdered.
Several other alibi witness statements were given to the DA's office, according to the paperwork, but Bennett remained behind bars until the day he was attacked inside the jail, dying before true justice was served.
Benett's public defender at the time no longer works for the Hinds County Public Defender's office.
So how many other inmates are sitting inside the Hinds County Detention Center in violation of their constitutional rights?
We have uncovered more documents that show some inmates have been sitting behind bars for more than 5 years.
Tune in to WLBT News Thursday night as this indepth investigation continues.
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 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.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 >>