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HOUSTON, Texas - 4000 passengers on board a disabled cruise ship are anxious to get to dry land Wednesday night. Now in their 4th day at sea with no engine, overflowing sewage, no air conditioning and no hot water, the guests aboard the Carnival Triumph can't get to dry land soon enough. Mary Poret and Kim McKerreghan got a distressing phone call from their young daughters on Sunday detailing conditions on board. Traveling with their fathers, 10 year old Allie and 12 year old Rebekah are cruise veterans with 8 trips between them. Until now, nothing but good experiences. Their moms drove from Texas to meet them in Mobile supplied with food and, if necessary, antibiotics. They haven't heard from them now in 3 days. For over 3100 passengers and 1000 crew members, the trip to shore remains agonizingly slow. Tugs moving the ship a mere 5-8mph. Everyone will have to endure one more night on board before navigating the last stretch of water through Mobile Bay, arriving nearly 5 days late and almost 500 miles off course. We will continue to follow this story until the Triumph docks. Keep up with this story 24/7 at Fox17.com or Facebook.com/FoxNashville.
Wednesday, February 13 2013, 10:36 PM CST
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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