On April 17, a Florida judge sentenced a man to 12 years in prison for running over another man with an SUV in Miami in 2017. A jury convicted the 25-year-old defendant of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash.
A Florida man has been charged with a murder that took place in the fall of 2001. The incident, which occurred on Sanctuary Drive in New Port Richey in Pasco County, involved a man who had been beaten to death with a baseball bat. He had gone to visit a new home construction site to assist a friend with financial issues related to the project. At the time, law enforcement officials did focus on the same suspect, but they lacked sufficient evidence to make an arrest.
A Florida man has been charged with murdering his father while on a fishing trip off the coast of Marco Island on March 18. Investigators allege that other people on the boat witnessed the crime.
A 14-year-old Florida boy is facing first-degree murder charges for allegedly shooting a 39-year-old man to death in Mascotte during a botched drug deal on Feb. 10. He was arrested in Orlando on Feb. 28.
A grand jury has approved five counts of first-degree murder against the 21-year-old man accused of killing five women at a SunTrust bank location in Sebring. A state attorney for the 10th Judicial Circuit said that the severity of the crime justifies asking for the death penalty if convictions result from the criminal charges.
Police investigators in Winter Park concluded that a 65-year-old man died at the hands of his wife. The 45-year-old Florida woman had reported his death via a 911 call, but her conversation with the 911 operator raised suspicions about the death.
A 33-year-old Bay County man is in jail and facing charges related to the death of another 60-year-old Bay County man whose body was discovered by police on Dec. 27 in Panama City. Both men were apparently residents of the behavioral health, counseling and rehabilitation center where the death occurred.
On Jan. 4, Florida authorities apprehended a 35-year-old man suspected of killing an elderly Naples woman. The arrest was made in Houston County, Georgia.
On Dec. 20, a 26-year-old man was taken into custody in Florida in connection with the 2017 murder of a 33-year-old man. The murdered man was last seen on Sept. 15, 2017, by family members. Five days later, he was reported missing.