Violent Crimes

Clearwater Pro Se Defendant Sentenced to Life in Prison on Second-Degree Murder Conviction

A Clearwater man who acted as his own attorney at trial was convicted of second-degree murder last week by a Pinellas County jury. Prosecutors say Daniel Edward Richards returned to his home via taxi cab after a significant stretch of […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged with Felony Murder After Alleged Drug Deal Turns Deadly

Despite never having touched the murder weapon himself, a Tampa man is facing murder charges in the death of a friend. Hillsborough County authorities say Daundrea Lamar Butler and his friend Ecru Richardson were engaged in the sale of illicit […]... [Read More]

Co-Defendant Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison After Guilty Plea in Moon Lake Murders

Rather than facing the prospect of death at the hands of the state, a woman charged with four counts of murder pled guilty last week and was sentenced to two-and-a-half decades behind bars. Authorities say Dora Delgado, along with co-defendant […]... [Read More]

Suspect Charged with Four Counts of First-Degree Murder in Seminole Heights Slayings

A six-week-long manhunt came to a close last week after Tampa police apprehended the man they suspect of four killings in Seminole Heights. Following up on a tip from the manager of the fast-food restaurant at which he works, Tampa […]... [Read More]

Guilty Plea Saves Brunvand Client From Possible Date with Death Chamber

A Weeki Wachee man accused of three murders, one attempted murder, and two attempts to solicit murder will avoid the death penalty thanks to the work of Bjorn Brunvand. Christopher Lee Duncan pled guilty to three counts of first-degree murder, […]... [Read More]

Lake Worth Man Charged with Murder After Alleged Sword Attack

Palm Beach County authorities say a sword was the weapon of choice in an alleged murder last week after they discovered a bloody body adjacent to railroad tracks in Lake Worth. Sheriff’s deputies received a report of a man covered […]... [Read More]

Brooksville Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder After Deputies Discover Body in Home

A Brooksville man was arrested last week after Hernando County authorities say he was responsible for the death of a woman whose body was discovered by police early last Wednesday morning. Police say they received a report of a death […]... [Read More]

Jacksonville Teen Sought in Connection with Grandmother’s Murder Stopped at Canadian Border

A suburban Jacksonville teen was apprehended at the Canadian border last week allegedly fleeing after county authorities suspect him of killing his grandmother. U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained Neptune Beach resident Logan Tyler Mott as he attempted to cross […]... [Read More]

Hudson Man Found Guilty in 2014 Quadruple Slaying

A Pasco County jury took less than three hours to find a Hudson man guilty of a quadruple murder three years ago. Adam Matos told jurors that self-defense and paranoia compelled him to kill Greg Brown, his wife Margaret, their […]... [Read More]

Florida Executes Man Convicted of 1991 North Tampa Double Murder

The state of Florida put to death the third individual of the year last week when it carried out the death sentence given to Patrick Charles Hannon on Wednesday. Florida corrections officials ended Hannon’s life at ten minutes to nine […]... [Read More]

Sanford Man Arrested in Pinellas County for Slaying in DeBary

A Sanford man arrested in Pinellas County has been charged with murder in relation to the death of a woman in DeBary. Deputies were dispatched to the home of Lisa Bresie last Sunday afternoon on a welfare check. Once inside, […]... [Read More]

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]