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JURY VERDICT: Carter convicted of first-degree murder for fatal home-invasion robbery

It only took jurors two hours at the end of a four-week trial to find Auban Carter guilty of first-degree murder. Carter was involved in a 2015 home-invasion robbery that resulted in the death of Kody Zawalski. Two others were critically injured in the incident, and a fourth victim was struck. Carter was convicted Friday […]

JURY VERDICT: Lakeland man guilty of sexual battery on two girls, attempted on another

Harold Parker groomed his victims to both expect and accept his abuse. He bought the three victims clothes and toys while he took care of them after school, and when he’d end up alone with one of the girls, Parker would sexually abuse her. “He made the despicable seem normal,” Assistant State Attorney Lauren Randall […]

SENTENCING UPDATE: Man who stole ATM with excavator sentenced to 30 years

Jesus Sanchez Sanchez caused more than $120,000 in damage when he stole an excavator and used it to rip an ATM out of a Winter Haven bank. Sanchez Sanchez, 52, is a habitual felony offender and was sentenced to 30 years in prison Sept. 28. He was found guilty May 5 of grand theft of […]

SENTENCING UPDATE: Davenport man sentenced to 30 years for sexual battery

Even though she was highly emotional, Jon Moyer’s victim bravely took the stand at his sentencing hearing. She told the judge she’s trying to move on but still can’t understand why Moyer chose to hurt her. Moyer started molesting her at the age of 7 and continued for 10 years. He was convicted of sexual […]

JURY VERDICT: Teen who beat, battered, burned man convicted of first-degree murder

After sexually battering and brutally beating Robert Banks to death, Nathan Johnson took photos of his dead body to keep as trophies. He then discarded Banks’ body in the woods, doused it in gasoline and lit it on fire. Surveillance video then caught Johnson and his accomplices minutes later laughing and smiling while buying refreshments […]

JURY VERDICT: Haines City man convicted of first-degree murder for stabbing his wife to death

Tommy Lee Jones raised a 12-inch knife above his head, snuck up behind his wife and stabbed her with it. He wrestled 57-year-old Juanita Jones to the ground, stabbing her nine times. He stabbed her in the shoulder arm and head – leaving the tip of the knife embedded in her skull – but the […]

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Over 100 residents at Swiss Golf and Tennis Club gathered to hear State Attorney Brian Haas and Investigator Brett Bulman talk about current scams affecting our community and how they can avoid ... See more

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The Bartow Lighthouse Career Club visited the courthouse yesterday morning to talk to State Attorney Brian Haas about job opportunities our office has to offer. That ... See more

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#JURYVERDICT Lake Wales man convicted of lewd conduct, sentenced to 7 years prison

After deliberating less than 30 minutes, a jury convicted 54-year-old Michael Holt of lewd conduct and lewd and ... See more

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