Criminal law news and events throughout the state of Florida

Deadly Attack on Sexagenarian Pair Yields Murder and Attempted Murder Charges for St. Pete Transient

Pinellas County investigators say a local transient left one dead and another in critical condition after attacking them at their Coquina Key residence. On New Year’s Day St. Petersburg police were summoned to the residence of Paul Dumas and his […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Facing Murder Charges in Death of His Six-Year-Old Stepson

A Tampa man is in jail today after Hillsborough County authorities say he is responsible for the death of his 6-year-old stepson. Hillsborough Fire Rescue responded to a 9-1-1 call to a Seffner hotel in the mid-morning hours of December […]... [Read More]

Collision with Pinellas Deputy Nets St. Pete Man DUI Charges

An alleged collision with a Pinellas Sheriff’s Office vehicle and a subsequent flight from the scene led to charges including drunk driving for a man from St. Petersburg. Pinellas County investigators leveled such accusations against 37-year-old Anthony James Hanna, alleging […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Holes Up in Apartment After Allegedly Killing Mother’s Boyfriend

A Tampa man hid in his apartment for several hours after allegedly killing his mother’s boyfriend before a SWAT team flushed him out according to Hillsborough County authorities. Neighbors at the Egypt Lake-Leto apartment complex say trouble has long been […]... [Read More]

Ruskin Wreck Leads to DUI with Injury Charges for Naples Sexagenarian

A Naples man with a significant history of DUI convictions has been charged with several more after troopers say he caused an accident that led to the injury of three children. Per the Florida Highway Patrol, Jesus Sandoval was driving […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Man Arrested Fifteen Months After Alleged Slaying of Mother

A death by misadventure in the fall of 2016 is being laid at the feet of a Spring Hill man whom authorities arrested late last month, 453 days after the incident. Hernando County authorities allege Albert Henry Nickerson, Jr. was […]... [Read More]

Drug-Induced Paranoia Allegedly Leads Largo Man to Murder Pregnant Woman

Pinellas County authorities say a drug-fueled state of paranoia led a Largo man to take up a high-powered rifle and fatally shoot a pregnant stranger. Javier and Elizabeth Rosado were driving home from church in their Nissan Sentra with Elizabeth’s […]... [Read More]

Trio of Alleged Biker Gang Members Arrested in Connection with Alleged Execution of Rival Gang President

A trio of men alleged to be members of a local outlaw motorcycle club were arrested last week after investigators say they carried out the execution of a member of a rival club. Pasco County authorities say Paul Anderson was […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Flooring Company Heir Arrested in Relation to Discovery of Body Last December

The discovery of a woman’s body almost exactly one full year ago resulted in the arrest of several suspects last week, including the heir to a major St. Petersburg flooring chain. The remains of Tarpon Springs mother of three Taylor […]... [Read More]

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]

Fatal Christmas Eve Crash Leads to Vehicular Manslaughter Charges Eleven Months Later

A car accident on Christmas Eve last year led to an arrest on Veterans Day this year, when Pasco County authorities arrested a Spring Hill man whom they say agreed to turn himself in but did not. In the early […]... [Read More]

Deadly Crash Leads to DUI Manslaughter Charge for Brooksville Man

A fatal crash last week in Brooksville is being laid at the feet of a man whom authorities say was intoxicated at the time of the collision. Troopers of the Florida Highway Patrol say a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro piloted by […]... [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]