One of the teen girls arrested in connection to the suicide death of a 12-year-old Central Florida girl Rebecca Sedwick was ordered to remain in jail. The other girl, 12, was released into her parents' custody. Polk County Police say the 14-year-old showed no remorse over Sedwick's bully-driven sui ... More >>
Two Florida girls have been arrested in the death of a 12-year-old Central Florida girl, Rebecca Sedwick. Sedwick committed suicide in September after being cyber bullied for nearly a year. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the two girls arrested are ages 12 and 14.
Olivia Newton-John flew in a Catholic priest to conduct an exorcism at her Florida home after a man killed himself there last month. Her main reason: So that potential buyers of her $5.6 million home won't use the ol' "This place is haunted!" and try to stiff her on the asking price, or walk out on ... More >>
There has been a reported shooting at the Comerica Bank on North Military Trail. Multiple Boca Raton Police units have arrived on the scene. One report says police have not been able to confirm the shooting. But another is saying that at least two people have been shot at the bank.
Earlier this week, we brought you upsetting details on the jailhouse suicide of Edward Crisante Jr. in the Broward Main Jail in 2010.During a few days of what one might consider warning signs that he was not mentally stable, he was making some specific complaints. In particular, he said he felt ... More >>
Edward Crisante Jr., a depressive 32-year-old, turned himself in at the Broward Main Jail on June 29, 2010, after failing to appear in court on traffic charges. He left the jail four days later on a stretcher, after hanging himself in his bunk with a bedsheet. He died in the hospital.See also:- Cris ... More >>
Daniel McKee and Thomas Rady told St. Pete Police officers that they were hanging out, drinking and smoking some pot when a home invader broke into their place in the 1100 block of 32nd Avenue North. They told cops that this home invader shot their friend, Donnie McLendon, 26, in the head and that ... More >>
Good morning, Pulpsters! Had breakfast yet? Hope so. Because we got a story about a dude who shot himself in the cock! Happy Wednesday! A Port St. Lucie teen bought himself a gun (always a terrific way to start a story, ain't it?). So there he was, cleaning his gun, as people with guns are wont to ... More >>
Last week, Isaias Lerner-Biber, a South Florida cardiologist who worked with the South Broward Physicians Group in Coconut Creek, was arrested for beating a dog to death with a hammer. He was released from jail on Wednesday. The very next day, he shot himself in the head. Lerner-Biber had been c ... More >>
George Zimmerman's legal team shared an Orlando Sentinel guest column this morning that defends Zimmerman on a level a step above the others: It's not just that he deserves his fair day in court and people are jumping to conclusions. We should be looking up to Zimmerman. Lots of other peop ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale police say a former city employee shot and killed a man in the lobby of a condo building yesterday, then shot himself in front of cops as they approached the building.According to Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Travis Mandell, 73-year-old Gene Schlanger shot and killed a 36-year ... More >>
David Britto, according to his mother's lawyer, said he'd "kill himself" if he had to go to jail for meth trafficking.According to a sentencing memorandum submitted by lawyers of Janiber "Jane" Vieira -- the mother of fugitive/former Boynton Beach cop/alleged meth trafficker David Britto -- Britt ... More >>
flickr.comThough most of the scene had been cleaned up by this weekend, the patrons and employees of Beach Place were still discussing the shocking murder-suicide that took place there, in front of at least a dozen witnesses, in broad daylight last Wednesday.One man was standing right outside Mau ... More >>
Survivor Ryan Barnett, now 15, pictured on a Facebook page in his honor.Just before 2 a.m. yesterday, Patrick Alexander Dell entered the Riviera Beach home of his estranged wife and her seven children, shot her and five of the children, and then killed himself as police began to arrive.Natasha Wh ... More >>
A 21-year-old inmate at the Broward Sheriff's Office Main Jail is believed to have committed suicide Monday afternoon. Around 3 p.m. a deputy found the man hanging from a bed sheet. CPR failed to revive him. BSO has not released the name of the inmate. News release here.
Screen grab from Google MapsThe Boynton Beach neighborhood where Charles Bostwick committed suicide early Friday morning.A 25-year-old man killed himself with a shot to the head early this morning after a dispute with an ex-girlfriend and a standoff with police.The man, Charles Bostwick, is said ... More >>
Around three this morning, Fort Lauderdale firefighters responded to a blaze at a bungalow along 729 SW 15th Avenue. According to the police department's release:As smoke and flames were bellowing (sic) from the residence, three officers saw a man inside. They broke a window, gained entry and bro ... More >>
Gary Don O'Neal, a 43-year-old man arrested Tuesday night on disorderly conduct charges, hanged himself in a Wilton Manors holding cell while he awaited transfer to the Broward Sheriff's Office Main Jail.From the release just issued by the Wilton Manors Police Department, it's not clear when O'Neal ... More >>
Photo courtesy Broward Sheriff's OfficeJohn HammondJohn Hammond, a 37-year-old man who had been in the Broward Main Jail since last week for stealing a car, committed suicide Tuesday night, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office news release:On November 3, a BSO detention deputy was conducting a ... More >>
I'm dashing off for Halloween weekend, but as long we're giving props to gritty journalists who've gone blog-happy, here's some fantastic, in-depth reporting, courtesy John DeGroot, about the case of Gabriel Myers, the 7-year-old foster child in Margate who hung himself with a rubber hose in April.T ... More >>
Hollywood Police just updated the media about its findings in shooting incident that occurred in the late afternoon Sunday in Boulevard Heights. It's a murder-suicide. The shooter's name is Zacaria Fernandez, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he shot Yvonne Magdalena Rios, the sister ... More >>
When 19-year-old Abraham Biggs Jr. logged onto Bodybuilding.com November 19th, he typed: "ask a guy who is gonna OD(again) tonight anything." He had threatened to take his life before on the web, under the screen name CandyJunkie. The first online attempt took place several months p ... More >>
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