Plantation Police: Slain Lawyer Wasn't Sexually Assaulted

With the dearth of information coming from the Plantation Police Department regarding the murder of attorney Melissa Lewis, I figure that even clarifying what did not happen is worth reporting here.

And one thing that did not happen, according to police spokesman Phil Toman, is a sexual assault.

I called Toman after a source from officialdom told me that a rape was involved in the horrible crime that may have originated at the Plantation Publix store. Toman (who happens to be the son of Sun-Sentinel photographer Lou Toman) was unambiguous in his answer.

"Your source is horrible," he said. "It's false."


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