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Criminal law news and events throughout the state of Florida

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]

Bieber Bodyguard Busted for Alleged Drunken Wreck with Miami-Dade Police

A bodyguard for pop star Justin Bieber was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after authorities say he caused a car wreck that injured two law officers. Miami-Dade police say a Chevrolet Tahoe rear-ended a department cruiser in the early […]... [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]