The news in Broward and Palm Beach:
- A Nova Southeastern University science professor is believed to be dead following a home invasion early Tuesday morning. Police say a man and his wife were tied up by an intruder, who shot the man -- believed to be homeowner Joseph Morrissey -- and then set the house on fire. The victim's wife was able to free herself and escape the burning home with the couple's child. [Sun-Sentinel]
- The decision by Diana Wasserman-Rubin to not run for reelection to the Broward County Commission has prompted a run by Angelo Castillo, a Pembroke Pines commissioner. A former Weston commissioner, Daniel Stermer, is also considering a campaign. And former Florida Sen. Steve Geller may declare for that open seat, abandoning his bid to oust Sue Gunzburger. [Miami Herald]
- The criminal trial of former Miramar Commissioner Fitzroy Salesman delivered a cinematic scene Monday as an old man pretending to be a dirty business owner counted out 30 $100 bills, put them in three stacks, and handed them to Salesman, who put them in his pocket and promised to make good on the man's investment. [Daily Pulp]
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- After convicting him in the November 2007 murder of a bystander near the Three Amigos convenience store near Boynton Beach, jurors are considering whether to sentence Luis Alfonso Reyes Castillo to death or to life in prison. [Palm Beach Post]
- Easter Sunday murder victim Yvonne Oulton hosted poker tournaments with her husband, but those who know the couple say she wasn't the type to create enemies among the players. Police are looking for clues about how she ended up dead inside her minivan but have yet to say how she was murdered. [Sun-Sentinel]