"It was pandemonium after that. I took cover. I didn't want to become part of the story." — Phillip Green, 33, of Houston, after shots rang out at New Orleans international airport when a man wielding a machete attacked TSA agents, authorities say.
"He was a quiet man. He didn't bother nobody. He had been out (of prison) nine years and all of the sudden this happens to him? Impossible." — Anita Smith, a high school classmate of Otis Byrd, who was found hanging from a tree in Mississippi, as authorities await the outcome of an autopsy.
"That lady right there ran her granddaughter until she was on her knees begging, 'I've got to stop.'" — District Attorney Jimmie Harp before Joyce Hardin Garrard, 49, was convicted for the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter in Alabama.