Violent Crimes

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]

St. Pete Woman Facing Murder Charges After Allegedly Shooting Live-In Boyfriend

St. Petersburg police say a domestic dispute turned deadly last Thursday when a woman allegedly gunned down her boyfriend at their shared residence. According to authorities, Megan Lewis and her live-in boyfriend Craig Cutson became embroiled in an argument on […]... [Read More]

Trio of Palm Beach County Teens Facing Murder Charges in Connection with MMA Pro’s Death

Three Palm Beach County teens will be tried as adults on allegations that they are responsible for the murder of a professional mixed martial artist. Eighteen year olds Roberto Ortiz and Jace Swinton joined 16-year-old Summer Church in the Palm […]... [Read More]

Davenport Fugitive Facing Murder, Attempted Murder Charges After Allegedly Killing Aunt and Stabbing Father

A Davenport man already on the run from the law was arrested last week after police say he killed one family member and severely injured another. According to authorities, Pedro Vega Jr. was hiding out at his aunt’s house to […]... [Read More]

Violent Argument Leads to Murder Charges for 69-Year-Old St. Pete Man

A 69-year-old St. Petersburg man has been charged with murder after police say he stabbed his roommate to death. St. Petersburg police say that Willie James Jefferson and his roommate, 59-year-old Willie Edward Evans, became embroiled in an argument last […]... [Read More]

Love Triangle Allegedly Leads to Fatal Stabbing by Port Richey Man

Pasco County deputies say a love triangle turned deadly last week after a Port Richey man allegedly battered his girlfriend and stabbed to death another man with whom she had been having a sexual relationship. According to authorities, Brendan Michael […]... [Read More]

Suspect in July Tampa Murder Arrested in Polk County

Authorities in Polk county say they have apprehended the man who killed a Tampa man last month after an argument. According to Tampa police, Julius R. Carter and Dejonta Felder were arguing in the street in the Florence Villa neighborhood […]... [Read More]

Pinellas Park Man Charged with Murder, Aggravated Assault After Domestic Dispute

Police say an argument between a man and his girlfriend led to murder and a standoff with police last week at a home they shared in Pinellas Park. According to authorities, Thomas Lee Owens II and Nellie Collins began arguing […]... [Read More]

Jilted Lover on Parole for Manslaughter Charged with Murder

Pasco County deputies say a man who claims to have difficulty handling rejection reacted negatively to unrequited love last week, leading to the stabbing death of his roommate. Warren Joseph Birkbeck was arrested last Wednesday after authorities say he stabbed […]... [Read More]

New Port Richey Woman Accused of Attempted Murder After Allegedly Torching Estranged Husband’s Bed

Pasco deputies say a New Port Richey woman tried to murder her estranged husband by setting his bed on fire. Eva Marie Brennan was arrested last Friday on charges including attempted murder. According to authorities, Brennan was at the mobile […]... [Read More]

Alleged Drug Robbery Gone Bad Nets Tampa Man Charge of Felony Murder

Authorities say a drug deal gone bad led to a fatal shooting at an apartment complex in the North Tampa neighborhood last week. Tampa police arrested Alexeis Perez whom they say killed Antonio Roman around midday last Wednesday. According to […]... [Read More]