WOSU News Archives For April 2005

808 central Ohioans become new citizens

12:00AM
April
29, 2005

808 central Ohio residents took the aoth of allegiance this morning to become U-S citizens.

Father, psychologist testify in highway shootings trial

12:00AM
April
29, 2005

A psychologist testified Friday in the highway shootings trial that Charles McCoy suffered from psychological turmoil.

High school students discuss teen pregnancy and violence at national mayor’s conference

12:00AM
April
29, 2005

Area high school students say parents, teachers, students and community leaders need to address issues of teen pregnancy and violence. The students spoke up at a Youth Day luncheon at the annual convention of the National Conference of Black Mayors being held in downtown Columbus.

McCoy Defense Begins; Mother Apologizes to Victim’s Family

12:00AM
April
28, 2005

The defense in the jury trial of suspected “Highway Shooter” Charles McCoy went on offense today in an effort to spare their client a possible death sentence.

Mother: McCoy Refused Medication to Control Mental Illness

12:00AM
April
28, 2005

The mother of a man charged in a series ofColumbus-area highway shootings says she wasn’t able to get her son to take medication for his paranoid schizophrenia.

Defense Begins to Present Case in Highway Shootings Trial

12:00AM
April
28, 2005

The defense began presenting its case today in the trial of the man accused of being the Columbus area’s highway shooter.

Prosecution in Highway Shootings Trial Wraps Up Case

12:00AM
April
26, 2005

After four days of testimony, the prosecution rested its case in the jury trial of accused “highway Shooter Charles McCoy. McCoy faces a possible death sentence if found guilty in a string of 12 shootings along and near interstate highways in Central Ohio during late 2003 and early 2004. W-O-S-U’S Tom Borgerding reports.

Mifflin Principal: I Acted Legally

12:00AM
April
26, 2005

The suspended Mifflin high school principal who is being fired for inadequately handling a student’s report that she was sexually assaulted says she is being treated unfairly.

Prosecution Expected to Wrap Up Highway Shooter Case

12:00AM
April
26, 2005

The prosecution in the trial of accused “Highway Shooter” Charles McCoy Junior is expected to rest today. During testimony on Monday, two witnesses identified the defendant as the man they saw on two separate overpasses in early 2004. And the defendant’s parents testified about finding McCoy’s guns and later giving them to police. W-O-S-U’S Tom Borgerding reports.

Highway Shooter’s Mother Tells How She found Several Guns

12:00AM
April
25, 2005

The parents of suspected highway sniper Charles McCoy took the witness stand Monday afternoon. Ardith McCoy took the stand first and told the jury that she found a handgun in the garage and found two shot guns in the house in her son’s room.