The jury in the Gerard Lopes Belmonte trial started deliberations on Tuesday following a brief trial of a gruesome and tragic murder. On Monday, the jury heard the closing arguments and will now decide the fate of Lopes, who stands accused of raping and murdering his adoptive mother, Natalie Belmon ... More >>
Jurors did not hear of Gerard Lopes Belmonte's alleged rape of his step mother, Natalie Belmonte, during the first day of trial. The prosecution is arguing that this led to Lopes murdering Belmonte, to cover up the sex crime. But that changed Thursday, when Natalie's sister, Michaela Teixeira took ... More >>
Prosecutors in the Gerard Lopes Belmonte trial did not mention that he allegedly raped his adopted mother, Natalie Belmonte, before killing her, even though just last week, they claimed that DNA tests revealed that Lopes' semen was found in her body. The prosecution certainly want jurors to know th ... More >>
Gerard Lopes Belmonte raped his mother before killing her. That's what prosecutors in his case are alleging, citing DNA tests that reveal that Belmonte's semen was found in his mother, Natalie Belmonte's, body. Gerard was arrested and charged with murdering his mother two years ago. But it wasn ... More >>
Ya gotta hate Mondays. Especially if you're FAU President Mary Jane Saunders and you come in and open your email and find two open letters "to the FAU community" raking the school over the coals for its handling of two recent scandals. One letter came from John Hiatt, of Wellington, whose daughter ... More >>
First, FAU tried to name its stadium after a private prison operator, GEO Group. Then, FAU President Mary Jane Saunders struck a student with her car in a panic-stricken reaction to the sight of a mere handful of youngsters in the vicinity of her 2010 silver Lexus. Amid these events, the univer ... More >>
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria took out a full-page ad in the local papers last week titled "Letter to our Fans," (inexplicably, that letter failed to make its way to the New Times!) to explain why he and his team suck so hard. The letter was probably the most pedantic, lacking self-awareness, nar ... More >>
Karen Pletz, the former president and CEO of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, was found dead in a Fort Lauderdale condo this morning, according to Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Travis Mandell.Pletz, 64, was indicted in March on 24 charges after allegedly embezzling more ... More >>
BSOGerard LopesWithin a week, police in South Florida arrested two young people for allegedly killing the ones who raised them -- 17-year-old Tyler Hadley is charged with murdering both his parents with a hammer last Saturday in Port St. Lucie, and 21-year-old Gerard Lopes has been charged with k ... More >>
In his latest think piece, Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams describes the transformation of the company's national cable channel, WGN, into "WGN-America." "WHY 'AMERICA'? Because there's more to life than Hollywood and Manhattan," Abrams writes. "The channel will speak to Mi ... More >>
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