Botched Alleged Home Invasion Leads To Felony Murder Charges For Tampa Man

An alleged burglary that culminated in the death of a Tampa man’s accomplice in the undertaking has resulted in the laying of felony murder charges against him. Per Hillsborough County authorities, Earnest Eugene Cherry Jr. and Chike Tim broke into […]... [Read More]

Riverview Man Facing Murder Charges after Cannabis Sale Allegedly Turns Deadly

Hillsborough County authorities say a drug deal gone wrong led to a fatal shooting earlier this month for which a Riverview man is now facing murder charges. Deputies say social media connected Samuel Shane Morrissey, Jr. and Grover Willis on […]... [Read More]

Brandon Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide for Fatal Crash in 2016

A Brandon man has been charged with vehicular homicide for a death they say he caused in the course of a head-on car collision. The Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office charged 23-year-old Jacob Robin Albarracin with a single count of vehicular […]... [Read More]

Brandon Woman Says Seizure Led to Fatal Car Accident

A Brandon woman says seizures led to a fatal wreck on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway earlier this month that resulted in her being charged with DUI manslaughter. Witnesses say Amber Nicole Perera was driving her vehicle at almost 90 […]... [Read More]

Loud Television Leads Hillsborough County Deputies to Alleged Cannabis Grow Operation

A Brandon couple are facing charges relating to cannabis cultivation after sheriff’s deputies were called to the home to investigate a complaint of a loud television. Deputies were called to the residence of Eduardo Jesus Estevez-Aguilera, aged 34, and Barbara […]... [Read More]

Arrested Homeless Panhandler Alleged to be Wanted Felon

Officers called to investigate a panhandler obstructing traffic discover that the homeless man they came to investigate is allegedly a wanted felon in possession of a firearm and cannabis. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the corner of Gornto […]... [Read More]

Valrico Couple Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding HSBC

Valrico resident Michelle Guy was sentenced this week to 48 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. Her husband and co-defendant Kevin Guy was sentenced last month to 37 months in prison for his […]... [Read More]

Brandon Man Acquitted of Killing Wife’s Lover

We reported here last month that Brandon resident Ralph Wald was on trial for the murder of Walter Conley. Conley was an on-again/off-again lover of Wald’s wife who was shot and killed in Wald’s wife after Wald discovered the two […]... [Read More]

Self-Defense Claimed in Brandon Murder Trial

Seventy-one year old Ralph Wald, a retired Army colonel, retired lawyer and Vietnam veteran, is on trial this week in Tampa for the March 10 killing of Walter Lee Conley, 32. Wald is charged with second-degree murder for shooting Conley […]... [Read More]

Brandon Couple Sentenced to Life in Prison in Contract Murder Case

A federal court judge in Tampa sentenced Cristie Fay Bottorff and Jerry Alan Bottorff of Brandon this week to three concurrent terms of life in federal prison for the contract murder of Cristie Bottorff’s former husband, Thomas Lee Sehorne, of […]... [Read More]

Prosecutors To Decide Charges in Shooting Death of Brandon Teen

Nineteen-year-old Daniel Oliver of Brandon is dead after a Sunday afternoon shooting in the Providence Lakes area, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. No one has yet been charged with his murder. Officers were dispatched to a home at […]... [Read More]

Brandon Teen Acquitted of Attempted Murder

Seventeen-year-old Gerald Terrell Jones of Brandon was acquitted of attempted second-degree murder by a Hillsborough County jury earlier this month. Jones previously admitted to shooting his drug dealer in the face after a drug deal went bad. The trial judge […]... [Read More]

Sentencing in Hillsborough DUI Manslaughter

A Hillsborough Circuit judge sentenced Eric Dwayne Wilkerson of Brandon to four years in prison last week for hitting and killing a pedestrian while driving while intoxicated in January 2009. Wilkerson pleaded guilty last November to driving under the influence […]... [Read More]

Brandon Man Pleads Guilty to Murder, Avoids Death Penalty

Earlier this month, twenty-year-old Brendan Lee Terry pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree murder and kidnapping, related to the murder of Robert Brewer in May. Terry was sentenced to 30 years in prison, avoiding a possible death sentence. […]... [Read More]

Hillsborough DUI Manslaughter Defendant Pleads Guilty

Kenneth Delmar Stewart pleaded guilty to five counts of DUI manslaughter and two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury this week in Hillsborough County Circuit Court. Stewart’s sentencing is scheduled for July 17 but his plea agreement with prosecutors […]... [Read More]