George Zimmerman has been arrested in Orlando after an apparent domestic incident at a residence. Zimmerman was arrested by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office about 1 p.m. today, authorities said. The Sheriff's Office stated it will release the 911 call and the police report as soon as they becom ... More >>
Former Florida Gator and current New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was handcuffed and led away from his home by police Wednesday morning. The charges are still unknown at this time, but they would stem from his alleged connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd. Reports had originally said Hernand ... More >>
Former Florida Gator and New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been officially charged with murder in the death of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez was handcuffed and led away from his home by police Wednesday morning, and initial reports indicated that he would be charged with "obstruction of justice." I ... More >>
This just in from the Broward Sheriff's Office: At 6:41 a.m. on May 5, "a man who orchestrated a murder on Interstate 95 'pocket dialed' 911 just before [a] fatal shooting. On a recorded line, Scott Simon can be heard telling someone else that he's going to follow the victim home and kill him. Min ... More >>
It took them exactly one week after the Newtown tragedy to come up with things to say, but the NRA finally held their much ballyhooed press conference Friday to let all of America know that guns are totally awesome so don't stop buying them, please. NRA Head Honcho Wayne LaPierre joined our very ow ... More >>
The two teens who were charged with murdering a homeless man behind an auto parts store were looking to hook up with a prostitute on that fateful night. Juan Xolo, 17 and Jose Carlos Llano, 14, who confessed to police of stabbing the man with a pen, had been introduced to a hooker by the man they a ... More >>
Lauderhill 32-year-old James Ayers has been officially charged with first-degree murder in the March death of 19-year-old Juliana Mensch, according to court documents. He will be arraigned at 8 a.m. April 30 in room 5780 of the Broward County Courthouse.Police say Ayers used a stolen car to visit a ... More >>
In this week's cover story, we explore the strange living situation and gruesome death of Ron Vinci, who had just moved into the Tarpon River home where he was found dead in a bag by the side of the bed. His girlfriend, Catherine Pileggi, faces trial for the murder.According to Pileggi's attorney, t ... More >>
There were developments in multiple prominent South Florida criminal cases over the weekend. Sorry to start your week off on a down note, but here's a quick sample of the news you may have missed:Set free: Lineten Belizaire, the 21-year-old Miami man accused of killing three people (includin ... More >>
Sex offender James Harmon was charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Pahokee woman nearly a year ago.Among the evidence is a recorded phone call, some DNA, and a witness recalling that the dude "smelt like shit."According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office police report, a pedest ... More >>
It's been nearly four years since Melissa Britt Lewis, a 39-year-old Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler attorney, was found murdered, her body dumped in a Plantation canal. The man charged with killing her avoided trial for years because he was initially deemed mentally incompetent. Tony Villegas, 48, wa ... More >>
Stephanie Pistey, 18, is one of five people who have been charged with either murder or accessory to murder in the killing of 16-year-old Jacob Hendershot in Parker, Florida.She also told a local TV station in a jailhouse interview that she became aware at age 12 that she's a vampire with a bit o ... More >>
Ted BundySerial killer Ted Bundy, who confessed to committing 30 murders before being fried in the electric chair at Florida State Prison in Raiford in 1989, may be pinned with some additional murders he's long been accused of.There's a national database of DNA profiles of convicts maintained by ... More >>
St. Lucie Sheriff's OfficeTyler HadleyAs is probably the case with most murders allegedly carried out by 17-year-old kids that involve bashing in their parents' heads with 22-inch framing hammers, the Tyler Hadley case is getting weird.According to several reports, Hadley told another friend that ... More >>
Port St. Lucie PoliceMary-Jo Hadley (left) and Blake Hadley, allegedly murdered by their son with a 22-inch hammer.Port St. Lucie police have released a few new details surrounding 17-year-old Tyler Hadley, who allegedly beat his parents to death with a hammer over the weekend.Police say Hadley c ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale PDCatherine PileggiPolice have arrested the girlfriend of 70-year-old Ronald Vinci in connection with his death last week.Vinci's death, as you may remember, was considered "a suspicious death" by police after his body was found wrapped in duct tape in his Fort Lauderdale mansion ... More >>
(Note: The above video is rife for unpacking, so I'm doing it over the course of three short articles. This is the second; the first is viewable here.)I would like to draw your attention to two discussions of civilians in the above video. In one instance, you've got Allen West discussing the Fogels ... More >>
PBSOLawrence Hunt has been charged with second-degree murder.The murder of Riviera Beach middle school teacher Calvin Williams this spring raised a tangle of legal and ethical questions. One of the most troubling: Does the threat of contracting HIV justify killing someone?Lawrence Hunt, 20, ... More >>
twitter.comJason Andrews and Amanda Logue in a photo posted to her Twitter account two days before the murder.Two porn actors accused of murdering a New Port Richey tattoo artist spent the weekend before the crime partying in South Florida. Jason Andrews, a bisexual Chicago DJ and gay porn star, ... More >>
A look at what's happening in South Florida this Friday morning:On the same day that Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger accused her opponent, Steve Geller, of a dirty campaign trick, Geller admitted having "a number of conversations" with Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, whose office is inves ... More >>
New details were just released by Hollywood Police in the shooting death Wednesday afternoon of 13-year-old Daniel Torres. The department is reporting that the gun in question belonged to the homeowner, presumably a parent of the 14-year-old friend who police say pulled the trigger.Investigators hav ... More >>
A look at what's happening in local news this Thursday morning:Police believe they've solved the mystery of who killed Yvonne Oulton on Easter. Her husband, Robert Oulton, a prominent man in the local poker playing community, constructed an alibi that didn't jibe with surveillance videos, and he ... More >>
Carolyn Bianco, the 65-year-old woman who was struck last week by an SUV while crossing Las Olas Boulevard, has died. That means vehicular homicide charges against whoever was driving that SUV, last seen heading east on Las Olas.The Fort Lauderdale police news release says that the other woman who w ... More >>
Mahoney: Fulla baloneyGuess the Christian Defense Coalition hasn't been reading the Juice lately.If they had, they would have figured out that the fatal shooting of Tite Sufra and Stephen Ocean in Boynton Beach on January 30 probably had exactly nothing to do with the fact that they were evangeli ... More >>
A 22-year-old man was murdered early this morning in Pompano Beach. Broward Sheriff's Office detectives say that Michael Frank, a Lighthouse Point resident, was sitting in the passenger seat of his friend's car around 2 a.m. when someone walked up and fired at him. It occurred in the 200 block of No ... More >>
Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeBruce StrachanThe Palm Beach Sheriff's Office is reporting the arrest of Bruce Strachan, the ex-con wanted in connection with a triple murder this past weekend in Lake Worth. He was arrested less than an hour ago in Delray Beach without incident.Strachan, 25, wil ... More >>
Tikkitress Johnson, the 39-year-old manager of a Taco Bell on Oakland Park Boulevard did not die this morning from an accidental fall. Rather, Broward Sheriff's Office detectives believe she was murdered. From the BSO release: Just before 9 am, Oakland Park Fire Rescue was dispatched to a reported f ... More >>
Still no word on exactly why Benjamin Schwartz gunned down his two neighbors on Friday before killing himself, but an investigation of the case confirmed that particular chain of events. From the Broward Sheriff's Office release:Ballistics tests done on evidence collected from the two adjacent condo ... More >>
Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada would have been "pleased" by the murder of a journalist, an affidavit taken in Florida claims.This February, 47-year-old Cezar Mancao went to the Philippine consulate in Fort Lauderdale to give a sworn affidavit. When the contents of his testimony were l ... More >>
A study published last month by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group lead by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, says that not only do lax gun laws lead to more murders, higher crime rates, and more law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, guns from those states are used more often in ... More >>
Deepest of Sleeps
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