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Morning Juice: Wellington Man Tells Murderous Tale; Cell Phone Records Point to Ryan LeVin as Porsche Driver

New Times blogs pounced on Monday's two big stories. Scroll down to check out Juice coverage of the break in the Porsche hit-and-run case. And check out Pulp, where Bob Norman got the scoop on Scott Rothstein's role as an informant in a federal investigation of the Mafia. In other local news:

  • In a tale of epic cowardice, Neal Jacobson of Wellington told police that he murdered his wife and two sons out of fear that they'd be left destitute after he was busted by the FBI for financial crimes. He planned to kill himself as well but lost his nerve. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Melanie Parada, a 36-year-old Fort Lauderdale woman who vanished Thursday night, has a history of disappearing, according to her building manager. [CBS4]
  • Fort Lauderdale police are building their hit-and-run case against Ryan LeVin using cell phone records they say establish that he was driving the Porsche that struck two British tourists on February 13, 2009, not Derek Cook, as LeVin has claimed. [Sun-Sentinel]

  • Developers of the Trump International Tower on Fort Lauderdale Beach are facing disclosure after defaulting on a $139 million loan. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Delray Beach detectives are now investigating whether Kelly Burton, who lived on East Lee Street, was murdered. Originally, it appeared that the 34-year-old's death was a result of suicide. [WPBF-25]
  • The Dolphins are entertaining the idea of signing former St. Louis Rams offensive guard Richie Incognito, who comes with a reputation for dirty play and clashing with his coach. But he says he'll be a changed man if the Fins make him a deal. [Miami Herald]

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