Broward News

Morning Juice: Parents of Wayne Treacy Speak; Neal Jacobson Suicide Letter Released

Your daily glance at the Broward and Palm Beach headlines:

  • Randy Tunidor Sr. really was the tenant from hell. The man being held on charges of murdering Nova Professor Joseph Morrissey had been evicted several times before renting a home from Morrissey. Tunidor anticipated Morrissey's eviction notice and allegedly told his sons, "He fucked with the wrong one and wants to put us on the streets." [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Shawn Tunidor, the 19-year-old whose affidavit is the key to the prosecution case, says that police "twisted" his words and that his father and brother are innocent. [Miami Herald]
  • The family of Wayne Treacy, accused in the beating and attempted murder of 15-year-old Josie Lou Ratley, appeared on national television to apologize. [WSVN-7]
  • A 28-year-old woman from Sunrise will get the bone marrow transplant that had been denied to her since being disqualified from Medicaid. Diana Smith needs the operation to live. [Miami Herald]

  • A five-page suicide letter written by Neal Jacobson has been made public. In it, he describes the depression and desperation he felt over wrecking the family finances, which allegedly led him to kill his wife and two sons. [WPBF-25]
  • Gov. Charlie Crist continues to hem and haw about whether he'll sign Senate Bill 6, which ties teacher pay to student performance on standardized tests. He denies being influenced by his contentious race for U.S. Senate with Marco Rubio and denies that he told the bill's sponsor, John Thrasher, that he planned to sign it. [Palm Beach Post]

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Thomas Francis