A Florida man has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing his parents and brother. The bodies of the victims were discovered on Jan. 25 in their Seminole County home.
A Florida inmate who pleaded guilty to attempted murder on Jan. 18 was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison. The inmate, a 45-year-old man, has been serving time in Florida since 2004.
Two fifth-grade students in Florida were taken into custody and charged with possession of weapons on school grounds and conspiracy to commit battery. The two students were also suspended. The incident that led to the detentions and suspensions occurred on Jan. 11.
An 18-year-old Florida male has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in early January. The alleged murder took place in the Arlington neighborhood of Jacksonville on Jan. 2.
According to authorities, a 25-year-old Florida killed his 21-year-old wife and buried her in the backyard of their former home. However, they did not find out about the death until the same man allegedly killing the woman's parents and brother. The bodies were found on Jan. 1, and the alleged killer was taken into custody days later in Ohio. At the time he was taken into custody, he admitted to killing his wife.
A trial date has been set for a 22-year-old former Florida State University student accused of attempted murder. He appeared in court in Stuart as his attorney explained that he needed to coordinate witnesses and schedule an expert to speak about the man's insanity.
On Dec. 26, a Florida man was charged with murder after shooting and killing a neighbor on Christmas Day. He allegedly admitted to authorities that he did not feel threatened when he chose to fire his handgun.
Those who are charged with second-degree murder in Florida or any other state may have a variety of defenses available to contest the charge. For instance, it may be possible for a defendant to claim that he or she didn't commit the crime in question. It may also be possible to claim that the killing occurred but that it was justified for some reason.
Law enforcement officers with the Tallahassee Police Department report that two people have been arrested and charged with the murder and kidnapping of a Havana man. The two individuals, a 38-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, were reportedly taken into custody on December 13.
In Florida on December 11, a man serving time for kidnapping his wife testified at her murder trial that she had been involved in their plan to murder her husband in 2000. The two had known each other and one another's spouses since high school. They began an affair in 1997, and in 2000, the man murdered her husband. Five years later, they married.