Police say they have three suspects in custody connected to the shooting murder of a Josephine's Italian Restaurant bartender. The three suspects were arrested and charged by Boca Raton police for a separate crime, but authorities connected the men to the January 4 murder of bartender Rafael R ... More >>
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In April of 1986, the body of Daisy Ricard was found in a secluded wooded area in Hialeah. She had been shot in the head by two different .22 caliber pistols. The following day, the body of her boyfriend, Ramon Alvero, was discovered in the trunk of a car about a mile away from where Daisy had been ... More >>
South Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson took to the House floor yesterday and slammed authorities for their inaction in the case of Trayvon Martin, the Miami Gardens 17-year-old who was killed in Martin County last month, calling shooter George Zimmerman "a renegade wannabe policeman neighbo ... More >>
Palm Beach County's first murder of 2012 broke Belle Glade's heart. Jimmy McMillan, 49, was gunned down in the grocery store his family had owned for seven decades. He was a generous man and champion fisherman, known for giving away food and letting longtime customers buy on credit. His death mad ... More >>
The 83-year-old gentleman who called the cops to let them know he just "drank ammonia" and beat his 77-year-old girlfriend to death with a flashlight battery is going to prison for a while.A jury found Alfred Infosino guilty last month of second-degree murder in the beating death of Rita Chirel, ... More >>
Jonathan Jones was arrested on Tuesday as an alleged accomplice in the murder of Belle Glade grocery store owner Jimmy McMillan, as an "accessory after the fact."At 20 years old, this is now the second time Jones has been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail in relation to a murder.In October 2010 ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's OfficeElvence Saint Aulien (left) and Jean Marcel Coulanges have been charged with first-degree murder.A day after Johnny Wright was shot and killed by cops during an undercover gun buy, his two alleged accomplices are now in jail on murder charges.According to the Broward S ... More >>
BSOJason KerteszHollywood police have arrested a man they say is a suspect in the death of his 62-year-old mother, whose body was found in her home this weekend. Irene Kertesz's husband found her dead in her Hollywood home around 9 p.m. Saturday, and WSVN is reporting that her son -- 29-year-old ... More >>
On Sunday, we brought you the news of Scott Rothstein's alleged affair with his slain employee, Melissa Britt Lewis. Here's the sworn interview where Debra Villegas, Lewis' best friend and Rothstein's right-hand woman at his now-defunct law firm, tells a Plantation police officer about the affair.N ... More >>
Calvin Williams was killed May 14.This week's New Times feature story focuses on the murder of Calvin Williams, 41, a special-ed teacher at L.C. Swain Middle School in Greenacres. In May, a lover allegedly shot and killed Williams in his Riviera Beach apartment.Lawrence Hunt, 20, told police that ... More >>
PBSOLawrence Hunt was charged with second-degree murder.Riviera Beach police have finally arrested a suspect in the slaying of popular L.C. Swain Middle School teacher Calvin Williams. But the second-degree murder charge against Lawrence Hunt, 20, only raises more questions about the sexual cond ... More >>
Tony Villegas said he'd never used pepper spray.On March 10, 2008 Plantation police detectives confronted Tony Villegas at the Florida East Coast Railway depot in Fort Lauderdale with a search warrant. He told them he had been expecting them. By this time, detectives had been quietly questi ... More >>
Photo: BSOPetignyAs I was posting this article yesterday about the search for murder suspect Tony Petigny, I noticed that in his mug shot, Petigny had a swollen right eye -- just like the Broward Sheriff's Office release said.After another New Times staffer noticed the same thing, I asked BSO whe ... More >>
Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficePetignyIt appears that more than one man was linked to the stabbing death of a man at a Pompano Beach barbecue this past weekend. The Broward Sheriff's Office is looking for Tony Petigny, a 28-year-old man who lives in Deerfield Beach. Petigny allegedly had a role i ... More >>
"Plug" Woody: Killed two preachersAt around 8:15 on a Saturday night late last month, Detective Alex Marino of the Boynton Beach Police Department responded to a call. Two men were lying dead on SW 2nd Ave., both of gunshot wounds. One of the victims was 23-year-old Stephen Ocean. The other, 25-y ... More >>
The news in Broward and Palm Beach this Tuesday:Police in Rye Brook, New York, say that an anonymous letter they received in July contains details of the Ben Novack murder case that, during the subsequent investigation, have proven accurate. Among the claims: that the death of Novack's mother in ... More >>
Flickr: johnchamiltonThe bull's been a little too crazy at El Toro LocoEarlier this month, we told you that El Toro Loco on South Military Trail Road on the outskirts of West Palm Beach had become a frequent site of violence. Slightly less violence than we at first thought -- turns out the bar wa ... More >>
This morning Fort Lauderdale Police found the body of a dead woman at 201 Northwest 20th Avenue. They believe she was murdered. Judging by the press release, they don't know much more than that.Police and Fire responded to the location and confirmed that they had a deceased person. This is an activ ... More >>
About six weeks after a Honduran man, Elvin Sanchez, was found murdered in a residential neighborhood of Deerfield Beach, the man suspected of killing him is in custody. That suspect is 22-year-old Ronald Rivera, who was working as a carpenter in Birmingham, Alabama.From the Broward Sheriff's Office ... More >>
No end in sight for a couple terrifying criminal trends: violent teenagers and homeless victims. The Broward Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of two teens, Harry Velez (age 17) and Brady John Fisher (19), in the murder of Eustoquio Lopez, a 40-year-old homeless man, who was shot early Saturd ... More >>
This February 4, Yakoub Levy would have had his 10-year anniversary as a fugitive from justice. Instead, the man wanted in a 2000 homicide in Fort Lauderdale will spend it in a jail cell. The Fort Lauderdale Police are reporting that Levy, one of three suspects in a killing that took place at 2217 N ... More >>
Kudos to the witnesses who stepped forward in the murder case of Junior Cesar. The Boynton Beach Police Department acted on witness tips to arrest Suprinet Augustin, 22. He allegedly confronted Cesar during a basketball game at Pence Park, pistol-whipped him, then shot Cesar three times. Another 22- ... More >>
Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeElvin R. SanchezRonald Rivera is the name of the suspect wanted for the murder Sunday of 31-year-old Elvin R. Sanchez in Deerfield Beach.From the BSO release:Sanchez's body was found Sunday, October 25 shortly before 9 o'clock when a man walked outside his residence ... More >>
A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the murder of Edris Berry in the early-morning hours of Wednesday at a Shell Gas station in Pompano Beach. The news release from Broward Sheriff's Office:The victim, 33-year-old Edris Berry, was at the gas station at around 1:50 a.m. when two youn ... More >>
Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficeEdris BerryAn argument at a Shell gas station in Pompano Beach led to the early-morning stabbing death of a 33-year-old man, Edris Berry, and the Broward Sheriff's Office is looking for two men in their 20s who were with Berry when the stabbing to took place. From t ... More >>
Wednesday marks the seven-year anniversary of the murder of Melissa Karp, a 17-year-old runaway whose body was found in the Everglades by a fisherman on August 19, 2002. Broward Sheriff's investigators are still trying to find the person who shot her to death, and tomorrow they're going to hold at a ... More >>
A 35-year-old man from Lake Worth was stabbed to death early this morning near 2nd Avenue North and North A Street, according to a news release by the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office.Richard J. Daniels, a 33-year-old man, also of Lake Worth has been arrested in the death of James H. Russell, his roommat ... More >>
A multijurisdictional murder case started, it appears, when Broward sheriff's deputies responded to a Crimestoppers tip that a red Mazda truck left at the Greyhound bus stop in Fort Lauderdale was involved in a murder. The truck was registered to 76-year-old Tommy Lee Kellum of Lake City, Florida. A ... More >>
MartinAn arrest in a cold case is supposed to be an occasion for celebrating the enduring cause of justice. There is no statute of limitations (da-DUM!!) for murder. That applies even after you've left the state where it happened to start a new life a thousand miles away. Still, on one afternoon nea ... More >>
Henry Lee JonesFormer Fort Lauderdale resident Henry Lee Jones was convicted this week of a double murder in Memphis. Now the question remains whether Jones will be sent back to Florida to face murder charges in Broward County.Police have said they're considering whether Jones might be responsible f ... More >>
Okay, I say a couple nice things about departed Sun-Sentinel reporter John Holland and the knives start flying. The Holland haters bring up an eight-year-old correction which one commenter calls "the longest and most embarrassing front-page retraction in the Sun-Sentinel's history." I remember that ... More >>
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Four years after hed been convicted of murder in Belgium, Jean-FranCois Buslik was a pilot and a family man living quietly in North Palm Beach. Then justice came calling.
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