Meridian Star

New Today

October 30, 2013

5 intend to plead guilty in child abduction case

JACKSON, Miss. — Five people intend to plead guilty in an alleged scheme to kidnap a 6-year-old girl in Mississippi in order to pressure her mother in a land deal.

The change of plea hearing was announced in court records Tuesday. An indictment released earlier this year shows the girl was taken from the East Kemper Elementary School on April 30. She was let go, unharmed, the next day after police issued an Amber Alert.

Police say Jesse Mae Brown Pollard, a cousin of the child's mother, orchestrated the plan. A son and former University of Alabama basketball player, Devonta Pollard, has been charged with conspiracy.

Both have pleaded not guilty and plan to go to trial.

Details of the land deal were not spelled out in the court records.

 

1
Text Only
New Today
Biz Marquee
New Today
Poll

A majority of House members approved a motion to sue President Obama for exceeding his constitutional boundaries. The lawsuit will focus on the presidents overhaul of health care. Do you think the lawsuit is warranted?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide