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Criminal law news and events throughout the state of Florida

Gainesville Man Charged with Attempted Murder after Allegedly Shooting Father and Infant Child

A Gainesville man is in custody after authorities say he became angered at a man kissing his child goodbye. According to investigators, Torrance Lee was parked before the home of Darrell Jerrand Wilson prior to dropping off his 1-year-old son […]... [Read More]

Argument Allegedly Leads to Stabbing Death of One Plant City Man By Another

A fight between two Plant City men last month left one dead and the other charged with his murder. Police say Moses Wilson and James Michael Meeks, who were both residents of the same address south of Plant City, became […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Arrested in Father’s Slaying in Temple Crest

A Tampa man was arrested last week and is accused by authorities of fatally stabbing his father last month. Eighteen-year-old Ismael Abdirashid Ali was apprehended on February 26 on suspicion of killing his father ten days earlier. Police say his […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man’s Argument That Disinfectant Spray Triggered Alcohol Monitor Falls on Deaf Ears

Despite arguing that a popular disinfectant spray triggered the alcohol monitor and not alcohol consumption, a Tampa man is back in jail after his bond in a DUI manslaughter case was revoked. According to an attorney representing Brock Michael Troutman, […]... [Read More]

DUI Manslaughter Charges Given to St. Pete Beach Woman Who Allegedly Killed Pedestrian

A St. Pete Beach woman is facing charges of DUI manslaughter after Pinellas County authorities say she struck and killed a man, then fled and initiated another car wreck. Per PCSD deputies, Carolyn Jean Yovan was piloting her Lexus SUV […]... [Read More]

Miami Woman Faces DUI, Child Neglect Charges After Allegedly Driving Drunk with Child in Car

Allegedly telling the arresting officer that she had been released from rehab a short time before, a Miami woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI after authorities say she drove while intoxicated with her child as a passenger. Stephanie Roque […]... [Read More]

Allegedly Failing to Use Headlights Lead to DUI Charges for HCC Ybor City President

Attracting the attention of Florida’s finest by allegedly piloting his vehicle at night without using its headlights, the president of Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City campus is now facing drunken driving charges. Troopers say they were in the midst of […]... [Read More]

Teenager Facing Felony Murder Charge After Alleged Car Theft Results in Death of Accomplice

Pinellas County prosecutors have opted to charge a 14-year-old boy as an adult after the passenger of the car in which he was driving after allegedly stealing it in November was killed after wrecking it. Authorities say Myles Abbott and […]... [Read More]

Charged in 2015 Slaying, Tampa Man’s Murder Trial Ends in Guilty Verdict

A Hillsborough County jury delivered a guilty verdict in the trial of a Tampa man who prosecutors allege killed another man based upon his accusations of theft. The jury wasted little time in deliberating prior to telling Hillsborough Circuit Judge […]... [Read More]

Imprisoned Man Charged With Murder After Victim of Alleged 2010 Shooting Dies in January

Eight years after the incident for which he will soon be called to court to answer, a man already in a Florida prison is facing first-degree murder charges now that a man he allegedly wounded in 2010 has died. According […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged With Murder in Alleged Hammer Attack

A Tampa man is in jail this afternoon facing charges of first-degree murder after Hillsborough County authorities say he admitted to breaking into an East Lake-Orient Park home and attacking its owner with a hammer. Deputies say Sean Joseph Anderson […]... [Read More]

Prominent Sarasota Chiropractor Facing DUI Charges After Alleged 100-MPH Drive in Manatee County

A Sarasota chiropractor notable for a popular referral service was arrested by Manatee County deputies last week and is facing charges of drunken driving after being observed driving his sports coupe in excess of 100 miles per hour. Dr. Gary […]... [Read More]

Authorities Say Surveillance Video Leads to Arrest of Woman Involved in Ruskin Twin Killing

Hillsborough County authorities say video footage helped them identify a woman whom they later charged with first-degree murder in connection with a home invasion in Ruskin. Investigators say Samona Louise “Mona” Ramey of Wimauma approached the mobile home of Alexis […]... [Read More]

“Obnoxious” Car Leads to Arrest of Orlando Man for Alleged Slaying in Largo

A man authorities say is responsible for the shooting death of a Largo man was tracked down and arrested at his home in Orlando last week and is due to be returned to Pinellas County to face charges. Deputies of […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Man Charged with DUI After Allegedly Causing Two Separate Wrong-Way Accidents

Tampa police say a Clearwater man drunkenly drove the wrong way on the Veteran’s Expressway last week, causing (and leaving) two car accidents in the process. Daniel Livoti stands accused of piloting his vehicle in a southerly direction on the […]... [Read More]