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JURY VERDICT: Winter Haven man convicted of home-invasion murder

Tyler Macklin was at home on the phone with his friend when two men broke into his house, robbed him, and shot him in the head. After five hours of deliberation Friday, jurors found Joseph Gomes-Brandon guilty of first-degree murder, robbery with a firearm, burglary, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. He is facing life […]

JURY VERDICT: Davenport man convicted of lewd molestation

When Daryl Penney’s victim asked that he stop touching her sexually, he responded, “I will try not to anymore.” On a controlled phone call with law enforcement, the 15-year-old girl reminded Penney she said “no” and “stop” on multiple occasions. The girl asked him why he continued to touch her after she told him not […]

SENTENCING UPDATE: Child rapist receives two life sentences

Matthew Baist stood motionless as Judge Abdoney handed down two consecutive life sentences Friday. Following a jury trial Aug. 2, Baist was found guilty of sexual battery on a victim younger than 12 and sexual battery by a person with familial or custodial authority. As a punishment for not finishing household chores, 33-year-old Baist raped […]

JURY VERDICT: Davenport man guilty of lewd molestation

Rolando Dejesus admitted to forcing a 12-year-old girl to perform sexual acts on him. It took less than 30 minutes Tuesday for a jury to convict Dejesus, 42, of lewd molestation. He is facing life in prison and will be sentenced on October 18. Assistant State Attorney Mattie Tondreault told jurors that Dejesus’ abuse started […]

JURY VERDICT: Winter Haven man guilty of threats to kill his ex, aggravated stalking

Dameon Akins was mad when his girlfriend broke up with him, so he hit her and threatened to kill her. “Death is in the air,” Akins said in messages to the victim. “Wherever I see you, I hope God be with you.” One of his video messages ended with 29-year-old Akins forming his hands into […]

JURY VERDICT: Habitual offender convicted of rape, faces 30 years in prison

Roger Griffin held his victim at knife point, took her to an abandoned house, and forced himself on her. After a little more than an hour of deliberation, Griffin was found guilty Thursday of sexual battery. He is a habitual offender and faces an increased sentence of up to 30 years in prison. He will […]


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The Boys and Girls Club recently visited the courthouse! ?

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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