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Land ‘O Lakes Man Facing DUI Manslaughter Charges After Allegedly Striking Two Pedestrians

A Land ‘O Lakes man is facing manslaughter charges after Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies say he struck and killed two pedestrians while driving drunk in Treasure Island. Deputies say Aleem Reezan Temon Hamid was driving his Ford Explorer along 118th […]... [Read More]

Date Set for “Stand Your Ground” Movie Theater Murder Trial

The retired Tampa police captain who fatally shot another man in a Wesley Chapel movie theater in 2014 will stand trial on second-degree murder charges early next year. Curtis Judson Reeves stands accused of murder after shooting Chad Wayne Oulson […]... [Read More]

Fatal December Motorcycle Accident Leads to DUI Charges for Port Richey Man

Pasco County authorities arrested a Port Richey man last week who they say is responsible for a December car accident that took the life of a woman on a motorcycle. Police say Patrick Lee McKinney was driving his motorcycle in […]... [Read More]

Alleged Wrong-Way Collision Yields Drunk Driving Charges for New Port Richey Man

A New Port Richey man is facing drunk driving charges after state troopers say he drove his car the wrong way on U.S. 19, ultimately leading to a head-on collision with another driver. Per the Florida Highway Patrol, Rashad Xavier […]... [Read More]

“Prolific Offender” Charged With Attempted Felony Murder After Alleged Home Invasion Robbery

A man characterized by Pasco County authorities as a prolific offender was arrested last week after allegedly kidnapping and robbing a man at gunpoint. A man who allegedly escaped from the bathroom window of his own home told deputies a […]... [Read More]

Port Richey Man Arrested for Alleged Slaying of Teen on Valentine’s Day

A Port Richey man was arrested last week after Pasco County authorities say he fired a round into a vehicle last month that led to the death of a 14-year-old boy. Deputies apprehended Steven Irizarry Marin on March 12 to […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged with DUI After Collision with Pasco Fire Truck

A Tampa man was arrested earlier this month after troopers of the Florida Highway Patrol say he was intoxicated when he wrecked his vehicle into a Pasco County fire truck and subsequently left the scene. Troopers say Thomas McCrimmon III […]... [Read More]

Neighbors’ Ongoing Conflict Allegedly Leads to Murder in Holiday

A months-long conflict came to a head last week in Beacon Square when one neighbor allegedly shot to death another in broad daylight. Qiu Feng Ke and Edward Tudor had been neighbors for four years prior to the events of […]... [Read More]

Pizza Delivery Leads to Apprehension of Attempted Murder Suspect

What started last week with an alleged drug deal ended with the delivery of a pizza and a charge of attempted murder. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Luis Marino “Boogie” Nieuwkerk and an unknown group of other individuals […]... [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]

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]

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]