bgt.favicon.jpg

This is why.

The news stories we read are oftentimes discarded and pushed aside by the 24-hour news cycle. But we refuse to throw these people away. These are real people. Here are their stories.

LeJill Lewis: 49-Year-Old Mother Gunned Down In Mississippi; Man Held

LeJill Lewis: 49-Year-Old Mother Gunned Down In Mississippi; Man Held

 LeJill Lewis, 49, was shot to death Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Mississippi. Fifty-one-year-old J.C. James Jr. has been charged with first-degree murder.

LeJill Lewis, 49, was shot to death Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Mississippi. Fifty-one-year-old J.C. James Jr. has been charged with first-degree murder.

LeJill Lewis was a loving mother who raised four women in Mississippi. She was loved by all who knew her in Tylertown, the county seat in Walthall County. She was found shot to death in her driveway about 6 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 on North Patten Road in Sandy Hook.

Lewis was taken by ambulance to Walthall General Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, investigators said.

James was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, authorities said.

J.C. James, Jr., 51, of Tylertown was apprehended by sheriff's deputies and is being held on a first-degree murder charge. He was given a $1 million bond when he went before the judge a day later, ensuring that he will stay in jail until trial, according to WAPT.

After the shooting, Lewis was rushed to the hospital, but succumbed to her injuries. Her body was then taken to the Mississippi Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

Family Of Korryn Gaines, Shot Dead By Maryland Police, Awarded $37 Million

Family Of Korryn Gaines, Shot Dead By Maryland Police, Awarded $37 Million

Lanecia Nelson: 24-Year-Old Fatally Shot Woman Found Via 'Find My Friends' App

Lanecia Nelson: 24-Year-Old Fatally Shot Woman Found Via 'Find My Friends' App