Assistant State Attorney Kristie Ducharme secured a conviction in March when jurors found a 30-year-old Auburndale man guilty of fatally shooting a man during a home invasion robbery. Andre Warner, one of four co-defendants in the case, now faces the death penalty for shooting and killing Adam Hilarie in 2016. A new 12-person jury will […]
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A Lakeland man was convicted in March of fatally stabbing his friend in the neck during an argument in 2017. Jesse Banks Jr., 69, faces up to life in prison. Jurors deliberated for 3 ½-hours before finding him guilty of second degree murder with a weapon. A sentencing date has been scheduled for May 29. […]
Prior to schools being closed down due to the coronavirus crisis, State Attorney Brian Haas read to students at Clarence Boswell Elementary to celebrate Dr. Seuss Week in the Polk County School District. This was the third year in a row that we participated in this great event!