Violent Crimes

Fatal Accident on I-275 Yields DUI Manslaughter Charges for St. Pete Man

A St. Petersburg man is facing DUI manslaughter charges after troopers say he caused a fatal crash on Interstate 275. According to FHP troopers, Malo Blackshear was driving southbound on I-275 in his Mercedes-Benz sedan early on the morning of […]... [Read More]

Brandon Man Accused of Slaying Girlfriend and Torching Her Body in Sarasota

A Brandon man is languishing in the Sarasota County Jail after authorities there accused him of murdering his girlfriend and attempting to burn her remains. Sarasota County deputies were dispatched to a vehicle fire on I-75 near Osprey in mid-October […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged with Murder After Allegedly Shooting Teen in Argument About a Woman

Hillsborough Sheriff’s deputies say an argument ended in a fatal shooting last Thursday, and county authorities have charged the surviving party of murder as a result. According to deputies, 17-year-old Tamichael Broadnax and 20-year-old Reynaldo Charles Hernandez became engaged in […]... [Read More]

Pinellas Brothers Turn Themselves Over to Police to Face Charges for Shooting Cousin

Two brothers who Pinellas County authorities say shot and critically wounded their cousin turned themselves over to police early last week to face charges of second-degree murder. Christopher J. Henson, 30, and Divante Montreal Henderson, 25, are accused by county […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Teen Accused of Shooting Woman in the Face

A Spring Hill teen is accused by Hernando County authorities of shooting a woman in the face, critically injuring her. According to Hernando County sheriff’s deputies, Christian Fitzgerald accosted Brianna Goble at an apartment complex clubhouse last Thursday evening around […]... [Read More]

Plant City Man Becomes Florida’s Second Execution in 2017

The Sunshine State put to death the second person this year last Thursday when it exacted the ultimate punishment upon Michael Ray Lambrix for two murders he was convicted of committing in 1983. The 57-year-old Plant City man drew his […]... [Read More]

Deaf Tampa Man’s Bid for Parole in 1983 Murder Conviction Denied

A hearing-impaired Tampa man convicted of a 1981 murder will remain in prison until at least 2020 after state parole commissioners decline to consider his request for early release. Felix Garcia, now 56, was convicted in the summer of 1983 […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter, Sentenced to Twenty Years

A man from St. Petersburg was sentenced to two decades in prison last week after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide. According to Pinellas County investigators, Taurus Randall Frederick became involved with an angry exchange with Jeron Anthony Davis last summer. […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged with Murder After Allegedly Calling Neighbor to Car and Fatally Shooting Him

Witnesses say a Tampa man beckoned a neighbor to his car, produced a firearm from within it, and fatally shot him. Authorities say Matthew and Susan Downey were standing outside of their home in Sun Bay South last weekend when […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Police Say Clearwater Man’s DNA Links Him to Two Sexual Assault Cases Almost Two Decades Ago

St. Petersburg police arrested a man last week whom they say committed two sexual assaults almost twenty years ago. Investigators say Terry Dewayne White’s DNA was entered into the FBI’s national database by another agency investigating a different set of […]... [Read More]

With Hurricane Irma Out of the Way, Murder Trial of Citrus County Man Goes Forward

Postponed for several weeks on account of Labor Day and Hurricane Irma, the murder trial of a man accused of the killing of a police informant is scheduled to begin this week. Citrus County authorities say that Curtis Marco Wilson […]... [Read More]

Defense of a Woman Claimed as Rationale for Alleged Shooting Death in Lutz

A Lutz man arrested on suspicion of shooting to death another man allegedly told detectives that he did so to protect a woman the now-dead man had been abusing. Hillsborough deputies responded to a report of a wounded man Thursday […]... [Read More]

Suspect in Alleged Clair-Mel Double Murder Arrested in Orlando

A Tampa man was arrested in Orlando last week on suspicion of committing a double murder at a Clair-Mel filling station earlier in the week. Hillsborough County deputies say Raynald Joseph Lamothe is responsible for the killing on Tuesday of […]... [Read More]

Four-Hour Standoff with TPD Leads to Aggravated Assault Charges for New Tampa Man

A four-hour standoff with police netted a New Tampa man aggravated assault charges last week after police say the man whom they feared may harm himself fired upon officers. Tampa police say they received a report last Wednesday afternoon that […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Couple Arrested in Miami-Dade After Allegedly Slaying Boss

Pinellas County deputies say a St. Petersburg man and woman murdered the man for whom they both worked, then attempted to evade justice in South Florida. According to investigators, Jaritza Maribel Diaz and Christopher Lee Robertson II were hiding in […]... [Read More]