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JURY VERDICT: Lakeland man guilty of attempted second-degree murder, faces life

Robert Van Den Bosch had been making threats to shoot someone because residents in his neighborhood were being loud. Van Den Bosch testified that he’d reached a boiling point on the evening of Sept. 1, 2017. So when Morris Parker drug his trash can to the dumpster, Van Den Bosch followed and shot him in […]

JURY VERDICT: Haines City man guilty of trafficking heroin

Steven Rivera-Torres was found guilty Nov. 8 of trafficking in heroin, four grams or more, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is facing up to 30 years in prison and will be sentenced Jan. 4. We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of Assistant State Attorney Eric Ebbole in securing this conviction.

JURY VERDICT: Frostproof man arrested for battery on a law enforcement officer, faces 10 years

In an attempt to avoid being arrested, Johnny Simon wriggled his arms free of a deputy’s grasp and punched him in the face twice. Simon was found guilty on Nov. 7 of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting an Officer with Violence. Simon is a prison release reoffender and is facing 10 years in […]

JURY VERDICT: Davenport man guilty of attempted lewd battery on a child

When Bentley Hawkins found out that the person he planned to have sex with was only 14, it didn’t deter him from attempting to meet with the child. But upon arriving at the child’s address, Hawkins was arrested by law enforcement in an undercover sting to identify those who wish to exploit children. A jury […]

JURY VERDICT: Lakeland man convicted of aggravated child abuse for beating 11-month-old

Shawn Tucci testified that he didn’t think it was important to call his girlfriend and tell her that her child was bleeding from his head. He claimed he fell with the baby, whose significant injuries included a bite mark, while Tucci walked away with no injuries. After about four hours of deliberation, a jury found […]

JURY VERDICT: Lakeland man convicted of lewd molestation receives three life sentences

When Davey Lewis was confronted with the details of how he sexually abused an 11-year-old girl, he broke down crying and said he was sorry. After two hours of deliberation, jurors found Lewis guilty Wednesday of lewd molestation, sexual battery on a person less than 12, and attempted sexual battery on a person less than […]

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State Attorney Brian Haas spoke to the students and discussed the importance of staying on the right track. He also gave them ideas for ... See more

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JURY VERDICT: Poinciana man convicted of sexual battery, possession of child porn

Jason Bracero-Reyes sexually battered a 12-year-old girl and filmed nude videos of her.

After 45 minutes of deliberation, a jury convicted Bracero-Reyes June 20 of two counts of sexual battery with ... See more

Jason Bracero-Reyes sexually battered a 12-year-old girl and filmed nude videos of her. He is facing life in prison and will be sentenced August 3.

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Man gets life sentence for brutal 2017 murder

We are grateful for the hard work of Assistant State Attorney Steve Houchin in securing Richard Strickland’s conviction and sentence.

Judge Peter Estrada addressed Strickland at Wednesday’s ... See more

AVON PARK -- Judge Peter Estrada on Wednesday, June 27, sentenced 51-year-old Richard Conway Strickland III to spend the rest of his life in prison for the brutal murder of his roommate last year in ... See more

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