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own home, says there wasn't much her niece didn't share with her.And
now we are learning more about how Michelle met and described the
neighbor that is accused of murdering, Michelle, her mother and her son. Michelle's
Aunt, Deb Grey tells us - she clearly remembers the conversation she
had with Michelle after she first met Craig Garber . It was an exciting time in Michelle Pinkowski's life when she first met Craig Garber. Deb
Grey says, “About a year ago Michelle had told me that Craig had moved
into the neighborhood and he was new and that they started talking and
he asked her out on a date.”
According to Michelle's Aunt Deb
Grey, Michelle had been sober for more than a year and had recently
graduated from hair dressing school.
Grey says, “She really had
started to get her life together she had some addiction problems in the
past but you know it was encouraging to see her grow.” But Michelle's life would come to a tragic end Sunday
Morning when police say her neighbor, 41 year old Craig Garber stabbed
Michelle, her mother 71 year old Marylea Jordan and her 14 year old son
Jonathan Culpepper in their Bellevue home.Michelle's nine year old daughter was able to escape.Grey says, “She meant everything to me and my family and I just loved her.” Grey
says she remembers after Michelle went out on a date with Garber - she
said there was no connection and she found him a little strange. Grey
says, “She said he seemed nice but there was something just she didn't
know what it was she couldn't put her finger on it but just a little
different.” After that grey says the relationship between the two never amounted to more than a neighborly friendship. Grey
says, “Once in a while and again very far and few between she would say
that you know she was over at Craig’s and he had a fire out back and
they just sat and had a beer.” Grey says it is hard to believe Michelle is gone... Allegedly at the hands of a neighbor. Grey says, “It has been terribly difficult - breaks my heart - hurts my heart.” Michelle
says even through this hurts she knows Michelle is in a better place
and she is touched by the way the Bellevue community has supported her
Wednesday, September 5 2012, 12:11 AM CDT
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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ON THIN ICE?
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