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football games, but Fox 17 reporter Eric Alvarez bring you the story of
some truly inspiring unsung heroes.
Long before the Friday
night lights fired up, and hours before the first play was called,
Wilson Central students were already hard at work preparing for the big
game against Beech.
These are the kids that won't get the glory
of putting it in the end zone, but still have plenty of pride. Perhaps
no student has more of it than 19-year-old cheerleader Gabryelle
Conklin, who doesn't let cerebral palsy keep her from energizing the
fans or inspiring her fellow cheerleaders.
"I just like the
support of my girls," Conklin said. "They mean the world to me and I
don't even know if they know how much they mean to me."
Cheerleading Coach Stacy Jones talks about what Gabby helps the girls bring to the field every week.
Monday, October 8 2012, 04:31 PM CDT
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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