Thursday, May 1 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-05-01 22:37:43 GMT
Tyler police have released video surveillance footage from Saturday morning's murder at the American Inn Motel. According to police, the crime occurred just after 4:30 a.m. on Saturday at the motel, whichMore >>
Tyler police have released video surveillance footage from Saturday morning's murder at the American Inn Motel. Click here to see the video.More >>
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against four suspects in the shooting of a man at a Tyler motel in June 2013, according to Smith County district attorney Matt Bingham.
On September 12, 2013, 18-year-old Darian Pilkinton, 34-year-old Michael Browning and 28-year-old Broderick Smith, all of Tyler, were each indicted by a grand jury on charges of capital murder. 20-year-old Lawrence Murphy, also of Tyler, was indicted on one charge of murder.
These four men were arrested in June for their involvement in the murder of 26-year-old Wesley Scott Lester. Lester was murdered in the early morning hours of June 15 at America Inn Motel in Tyler. He was shot and killed inside his motel room. A police investigation revealed that the shooting could have resulted from an attempted robbery.
Police made contact with a man who told them Pilkinton went to the motel to buy drugs from Lester. When the four men saw the quantity of drugs Lester had, they attempted to rob him. Lester attempted to fight back but was shot during the altercation. Shortly after gunshots were fire, video surveillance shows all four men fleeing the motel.
Friday, August 22 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:11:37 GMT
A 22-year-old woman and a 4-month-old baby are recovering in the hospital after being struck on the sidewalk in a hit-skip accident. The driver is in custody, but the passenger remains on the run. More >>
A 22-year-old woman and a 4-month-old baby are recovering in the hospital after being struck on the sidewalk by a driver who didn't stop at the scene of the accident. The driver is in custody, but the passenger remains on the run. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>