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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]

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]

Hudson Man Found Guilty in 2014 Quadruple Slaying

A Pasco County jury took less than three hours to find a Hudson man guilty of a quadruple murder three years ago. Adam Matos told jurors that self-defense and paranoia compelled him to kill Greg Brown, his wife Margaret, their […]... [Read More]

Port Richey Fire Chief Faces DUI Charges After Motorcycle Wreck

Port Richey’s top fire fighter is facing DUI charges after police say he wrecked his motorcycle while in a state of intoxication. Fire Chief Timothy Ollie Fussell was arrested October 15 by New Port Richey police after he crashed his […]... [Read More]

Love Triangle Allegedly Leads to Fatal Stabbing by Port Richey Man

Pasco County deputies say a love triangle turned deadly last week after a Port Richey man allegedly battered his girlfriend and stabbed to death another man with whom she had been having a sexual relationship. According to authorities, Brendan Michael […]... [Read More]

Jilted Lover on Parole for Manslaughter Charged with Murder

Pasco County deputies say a man who claims to have difficulty handling rejection reacted negatively to unrequited love last week, leading to the stabbing death of his roommate. Warren Joseph Birkbeck was arrested last Wednesday after authorities say he stabbed […]... [Read More]

New Port Richey Woman Accused of Attempted Murder After Allegedly Torching Estranged Husband’s Bed

Pasco deputies say a New Port Richey woman tried to murder her estranged husband by setting his bed on fire. Eva Marie Brennan was arrested last Friday on charges including attempted murder. According to authorities, Brennan was at the mobile […]... [Read More]

Hudson Man Charged with DUI and Leaving the Scene After Head-On Collision in Bayonet Point

A head-on collision and flight from the scene while inebriated are what a man hailing from Hudson is accused of by troopers of the Florida Highway Patrol. Andrew J. Milos was arrested last Wednesday evening after officers say he navigated […]... [Read More]

Alleged Near-Fatal Stabbing at Hotel Garners New Port Richey Woman Attempted Murder Charge

A New Port Richey woman was mostly tight lipped after being arrested for an allegedly near-fatal domestic assault police say she committed last week – though they said that she did open her mouth long enough to spit at one […]... [Read More]

PCSO Detention Deputy Terminated After DUI Arrest

A Pasco County detention deputy was terminated after being arrested for DUI last week. Florida Highway Patrol troopers allege that Katrina Pereira approached the scene of a fatal car accident at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Hudson Avenue in […]... [Read More]

Alleged Wrong-Way Wreck Leads to DUI with Serious Injury Charge Against Brooksville Man

Pasco county authorities have preferred charges against a Brooksville man alleged to have driven the wrong way on a state road while intoxicated last fall, causing an accident. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say Richard Lazavier Sandora piloted his 2002 Dodge […]... [Read More]

Holiday Driver Charged with DUI After Allegedly Fatally Striking Cyclist While Impaired by Cannabis

A Holiday man is accused of driving while impaired by cannabis after he allegedly struck and killed a cyclist in Hudson last week. Twenty-five-year-old Ali Hassan Hazime was driving his 2007 Ford Explorer south on U.S. 19 last Sunday evening […]... [Read More]

Allegedly Illegal Window Tinting Leads to Chase and Multiple Felony Charges in New Port Richey

A Dade City native is facing almost two dozen charges after police in New Port Richey say they discovered significant quantities of controlled substances and firearms upon apprehending him after a vehicular chase. Twenty-seven-year-old Lionell Dieon Bates initially attracted the […]... [Read More]

Brunvand Successfully Motions for Resentencing in 2008 Murder Conviction

A Pasco County judge ordered a new penalty phase for a man on Florida’s Death Row last week based upon a motion for relief filed by Bjorn Brunvand. Senior Judge William Webb granted the order for resentencing in favor of […]... [Read More]

Wesley Chapel Woman Charged with DUI After Allegedly Leaving Accident Scene

A Wesley Chapel woman was apprehended last week after police say she left the scene of an accident she caused while driving drunk. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say Wendy Ann Rogers was driving east on State Road 56 at Maple […]... [Read More]