Step-brother indicted in Biloxi teen's death - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Step-brother indicted in Biloxi teen's death

Jonathan Morales (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.) Jonathan Morales (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)
Police arrive on the scene of a shooting at the 600 block of Michelle Drive in Biloxi. Police arrive on the scene of a shooting at the 600 block of Michelle Drive in Biloxi.
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The step-brother of a Biloxi teen shot to death in 2012 has been indicted for manslaughter. 

Monday, a grand jury decided there was enough evidence for Jonathan Morales to stand trial. He's accused of shooting 13-year-old Sadie Warden.

Nearly a year ago, the Biloxi Junior High student was found on the ground outside a home on Michelle Drive. She had a single gunshot wound to the chest, and police were told she was shot during a drive-by. But after further investigation, investigators realized the drive-by story wasn't true and Sadie's step-brother became their prime suspect.

A trial date for Morales has not been set.

Copyright 2013 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • PHOTOS: Jones County damage from EF-1 tornado

    PHOTOS: Jones County damage from EF-1 tornado

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-01-23 22:59:32 GMT
    The storm damaged one home and two outbuildings (Photo soure: WDAM)The storm damaged one home and two outbuildings (Photo soure: WDAM)
    Monday's tornado that passed through Covington County and touched down in NW Jones County at approximately 10 a.m. was determines to be an EF1 tornado, according to the National Weather Service assessment team Jones County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Rodney Parker said the storm damaged one home and two outbuildings. A woman and her two children were in a mobile home that was picked up off it’s supports and moved nearly eight feet from its o...More >>
    Monday's tornado that passed through Covington County and touched down in NW Jones County at approximately 10 a.m. was determines to be an EF1 tornado, according to the National Weather Service assessment team Jones County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Rodney Parker said the storm damaged one home and two outbuildings. A woman and her two children were in a mobile home that was picked up off it’s supports and moved nearly eight feet from its o...More >>
  • MDOT repairing minor road issues caused by cold weather

    MDOT repairing minor road issues caused by cold weather

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 5:34 PM EST2018-01-23 22:34:11 GMT
    MDOT crews repairing minor road issues. Photo courtesy WDAM.MDOT crews repairing minor road issues. Photo courtesy WDAM.

    The Mississippi Department of Transportation is working this week to repair minor cracks and other issues on the highway caused by the winter storm last week. 

    More >>

    The Mississippi Department of Transportation is working this week to repair minor cracks and other issues on the highway caused by the winter storm last week. 

    More >>
  • FEMA approves $1 million grant for community safe room in Forrest County

    FEMA approves $1 million grant for community safe room in Forrest County

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 5:28 PM EST2018-01-23 22:28:03 GMT
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved a grant for $1 million to construct a stand-alone community safe room outside of Hattiesburg. (Photo source: FEMA)The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved a grant for $1 million to construct a stand-alone community safe room outside of Hattiesburg. (Photo source: FEMA)
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved a grant for $1 million to construct a stand-alone community safe room outside of Hattiesburg.  U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker and Congressman Steven Palazzo announced the approval of the Hazard Mitigation grant Tuesday.  The facility will be a 5,000-square-foot safe room at the Dixie Attendance Center at 790 Elks Lake Road in Forrest County and will be designed to shelter 750 people within a half-mile radiu...More >>
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved a grant for $1 million to construct a stand-alone community safe room outside of Hattiesburg.  U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker and Congressman Steven Palazzo announced the approval of the Hazard Mitigation grant Tuesday.  The facility will be a 5,000-square-foot safe room at the Dixie Attendance Center at 790 Elks Lake Road in Forrest County and will be designed to shelter 750 people within a half-mile radiu...More >>
Powered by Frankly