Oklahoma Official Resigns After Racist Comments Surface
Mark Jennings, a McCurtain County Commissioner in Oklahoma, has resigned after being caught on tape saying he wanted to lynch Black people and kill reporters. The recorded conversation included Jennings, Sheriff Kevin Clardy, Captain Alicia Manning and Jail Administrator Larry Hendrix.
"I know where two deep holes are dug if you ever need them," Jennings says on the recording. "I've got an excavator,” the sheriff replied. In response to the public outcry, McCurtain County Commissioner Mark Jennings penned a handwritten letter that was accepted by Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt.
The other officials have not yet turned in their resignations.
Suspects Charged in Alabama Birthday Party Shooting
Three suspects have been charged with murder after four people were killed and 32 more were injured at a birthday party in Dadeville, Alabama. On Wednesday, Wilson LaMar Hill Jr., 20, of Auburn was charged with four counts of reckless murder. Ty Reik McCullough, 17, and Travis McCullough, 16, both of Tuskegee, AL, were arrested Tuesday evening and were also charged with four counts of reckless murder.
In a news conference, Sgt. Jeremy Burkett of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency announced the charges at a news conference.
“We can’t get into a motive right now,” Burkett said. “That would be part of an ongoing investigation. We can’t share that.”
The shooting is reportedly the 165th mass shooting to take place in the U.S. so far this year.
Suspect Denied Bail After Shooting a Woman Who Turned Up in the Wrong Driveway
In a case eerily similar to Ralph Yarl’s, Kevin Monahan fatally shot Kaylin Gillis after she and her friends made a wrong turn in his driveway in Hebron, New York.
Monahan has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Gillis. If convicted, he faces a minimum of 15 years to life and a maximum of 25 years to life in prison. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. His bail has been denied.