Eyewitness News at 11, 3-25-13

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< " It makes me feel like she wasn't nothing but a bag of trash...and she wasn't. She was a human being." >

The family of a deputy.. murdered over the weekend... Grieving and asking why the 23-year-old was shot to death in her car.


< The Bible says one man...one woman.

She's the best, she's my better half, for sure. >

on the eave of a landmark case in the nation's highest court... those for and against same sex marriage use everything from protests to prayer to make their point.

Hello, everyone.

I'm Frank Malloy.

Thank you for joining us for Eyewitness News at 11.

Top stories up in just a moment, but first,

The Mercer men's basketball team battled BYU in the second round of the NIT tonight.

The Cougars jumped out in front early and led by as many as 17 points in the first half.

Mercer went on a 5 to nothing run to trail by nine at the break.

Much more from Courtney Lyle... who's watching the final few minutes for you... To wrap things up ahead in sports.

Also...tonight... in North Macon, police investigating what spokeswoman Melanie Hofmann called...the remnants of a suspected meth lab.

Hofman told us tonight... The officers were serving a warrant at a house on Shadow Moss Drive.

When they discovered something suspicious ... They blocked off part of the street... Calling the investigation a, quote "delicate" situation.

We'll keep you updated on this story as we learn more.

The mother of a young woman... A Johnson County deputy... Shot to death over the weekend...told 13WMAZ she mourns not only for her daughter...but for the family of the man charged with her murder.

That's 21 year old Davoris Hodges...(DAY-VOH-REE)..who was arrested and booked into the Laurens County jail.

He also faces an armed robbery charge.

Friday night...23-year-old Khristal Wright was shot to death. Her body.... found on a road in Laurens County.

She was a Johnson County school resource officer...but the GBI says...investigators don't believe the shooting to be in any way related to her work.

Wright's mother says she and the suspect's mother....are good friends.

<i still love my best friend and i'll always love her. She can't help what happened. I still love that family because we are all family and friends>

The Laurens County sheriff's office and GBI are both investigating the shooting.

Two teens tonight...sit in jail in the Jacksonville area... charged with the murder of a baby, shot to death in his stroller.

Michelle Quesada with our Gannett Sister Station in Jacksonville...was in court today. Earlier last week, Elkins' aunt says the boy was with her at 8 in the morning when this all happened, his attorney says he does not know if an alibi defense will hold up in the state of Georgia, however he says he is confident his client is not guilty.

Neither teen has a bond set.



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