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Tuesday, 01 April 2014 09:51

Man Convicted in Birthday Party Murder

MEMPHIS – An Oakhaven man been convicted of first-degree murder in a 2011 shooting following a birthday party in Frayser, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Tuesday.
Lederrius Thomas, 20, was automatically sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 16-year-old Rickey Mayes and faces 15 to 25 years in prison for the attempted murder of Tarin Harris.
The shootings occurred on Oct. 2, 2011, following a birthday party in the 3100 block of Melbourne in Frayser. Witnesses said Harris, 20, and Mayes got into a vehicle to leave, but that Harris had to stop because people were in the street.
Thomas then walked up to the vehicle and fired several shots, killing Mayes and wounding Harris. The defendant was developed as a suspect and admitted shooting several times into the vehicle.
Thomas will be sentenced for attempted first-degree murder on April 25 by Criminal Court Judge Chris Craft.
The case was prosecuted by assistant district attorneys Alanda Dwyer and Ann Schiller.
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Thursday, 13 February 2014 16:14

2 Men Convicted in Furniture-Theft Operation

MEMPHIS - Feb. 13, 2014 - Two Memphis men were convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of furniture from a warehouse and selling it out of one of their homes, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
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MEMPHIS, TN, Jan. 24, 2014 – A Memphis couple convicted last month of aggravated child abuse for disciplining and critically injuring a 5-year-old girl with homemade paddles were sentenced to prison Friday, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
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MEMPHIS, TN, December 17, 2013 - A 45-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years in prison with no parole after he pleaded guilty to raping a 3-year-old girl in August, said Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.
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Monday, 16 December 2013 09:15

Couple Convicted of Aggravated Child Abuse

MEMPHIS, TN – December 13, 2013 - A Memphis couple was convicted of aggravated child abuse for regularly spanking a 5-year-old girl with homemade paddles that in one instance sent her to the hospital in critical condition, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said.
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MEMPHIS, TN – November 18, 2013 - A Germantown burglar who kept careful notes on his home targets has been convicted of four counts of aggravated burglary and six other criminal offenses, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said.
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MEMPHIS, TN – A 21-year-old Memphis man pleaded guilty Monday to raping his sister over a several-year period and was sentenced to 25 years in prison with no parole, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said.
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MEMPHIS, TN – November 1, 2013 - A 23-year-old man was convicted of first-degree murder Friday stemming from a 2011 holdup of a man outside of a nightclub in North Memphis.
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Memphis, TN - September 20, 2013 - A Shelby County Criminal Court jury convicted Anthony Wells (age 37) of voluntary manslaughter stemming from a knife fight two (2) years ago outside a Whitehaven apartment.
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MEMPHIS, TN – July 31, 2013 - A jury in Shelby County Criminal Court Division VIII convicted Justin Hadley (age 39) of theft of property between $1000-$10,000 for the theft of a Jeep Cherokee in July 2012.
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