WVAS Local News

Oct 24, 2012

Police agencies in Alabama and Tennessee are searching for links in the deaths of five adults and an 18-month-old boy whose bodies were found in four separate locations.

The discovery of the six bodies in two days presented a puzzling case for authorities.  The mystery began Monday, where police found a 22-year-old woman, 18-month-old son, and a 21-year-old woman dead in a house near Fayetteville, Tenn., near the Alabama line.  A 3-year-old was spared.  The father of the 3-year-old was found dead over the state line in Alabama, and a man believed to be an acquaintance was shot to death in Huntsville.

Public Forum

Citizens who attended an open community forum last night at George Washington Carver High School had mixed reactions to the question-and-answer session.  Some in the crowd of about 200 applauded elected officials for participating, but others were disappointed.  Before the forum started, the Montgomery County Board of Education held a meeting and approved buying the Parisian Department store in the old Montgomery Mall.  Board member Robert Porterfield tells WVAS the building will be renovated to house the Montgomery Technical Education Center. 

Toddler Drowning

Montgomery police are investigating the drowning of a two-year-old boy.  Police and Fire Medics responded to a residence in the 700-block of Dalraida Road Tuesday afternoon at about 12:3o.   Officers found 2-year-old Jedarian McQueen unresponsive in a caregiver's backyard swimming pool.  Authorities said the youngster was taken to Jackson hospital were he later died.  Lt. Regina Duckett, a police spokeswoman said the child's death appears to be accidental.

Botched Escape

A judge in Elmore County sentenced an Eclectic woman to prison for trying to help her brother escape from the jail where he's being held on a capital murder charge.  Circuit Judge Ben Fuller sentenced 21-year-old Jessica Caspari to more than two years in prison Tuesday.  Her brother, 22-year-old Josh Caspari of Tallassee is charged with capital murder and awaits trial in the February shooting death of Anna Cardwell.

AGT Auditions

If you believe you're ready for the world of show business.  The NBC television show America's Got Talent will hold auditions for the upcoming season on December 10th in Birmingham.  The manager of the Alabama Film Office, Kathy Faulk, says location for the auditions will be announced later.  Those interested in auditioning can pre-register at the show's website at www.americasgottalentauditions.com