Lutz

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]

Hillsborough County Man Charged with Murder for Killing Unborn Child

John “Andrew” Welden, the son of a Lutz fertility doctor, has been charged with first-degree murder and product tampering in Tampa’s federal court. Federal prosecutors alleged Welden killed an ex-girlfriend’s unborn child by tricking her into taking an abortion drug. […]... [Read More]

Lutz Man on Trial for Second-Degree Murder of Wife

Trial began this week in Hillsborough County against 46-year-old Chunping Lin, who is charged with second-degree murder in the 2011 death of his wife Lixin Tian. Tian died in July 2011 after being removed from life support, following a May […]... [Read More]

Lutz Doctor Sent to Prison for Illegal Oxycodone Distribution

Sanjeev Grover, a Lutz physician, was sentenced this week to five years in federal prison for distributing the painkiller oxycodone outside the scope of his practice. Grover also was ordered to relinquish his medical license with the state and his […]... [Read More]

Tampa Woman Charged with DUI Manslaughter

Debra Jean Smith of Tampa was arrested and charged earlier this month with DUI manslaughter after a crash in Lutz. 71-year-old Helen Teresa Wallace of Clearwater was killed. According to authorities, Smith failed to stop at the intersection of Sunset […]... [Read More]