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    GUILTY FL - Fred Laster, 16, found dismembered, Lake City, 5 June 1994 *youth pastor arrest*

    Guilty! Jury convicts former youth pastor of first-degree murder in 1994 death of teen
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    GUILTY FL - Fred Laster, 16, found dismembered, Lake City, 5 June 1994 *youth pastor arrest*

    Contentious cross-examination of former youth pastor charged in 1994 murder of teen Summary of cross and closing arguments.
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    GUILTY FL - Fred Laster, 16, found dismembered, Lake City, 5 June 1994 *youth pastor arrest*

    Thursday's testimony can be watched here (local news stream). Last portion is Hyde on the stand, questioned by the defense attorney. Friday's testimony here. Cross-examination of Hyde is at the start of today's proceedings.
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    FL Lora Ann Huizar,11, ST. LUCIE COUNTY raped and murdered by Deputy 1983

    Another note from the last part of the press conference that I linked above. They did provide a list of the central Florida law enforcement agencies that the deputy had worked in. Remember in the 1970s and 1980s, this area of Florida still had a lot of agricultural and rural area (still does)...
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    FL Lora Ann Huizar,11, ST. LUCIE COUNTY raped and murdered by Deputy 1983

    For anyone interested, the St Lucie Sheriff's Office press conference has a great amount of info on the cold case investigation (which received a great deal of funding from the Florida Sheriff's Association Cold Case Advisory Commission). Excellent Q&A with Det. Paul Taylor of the cold case...
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    FL Lora Ann Huizar,11, ST. LUCIE COUNTY raped and murdered by Deputy 1983

    At least one of his colleagues was concerned enough about the deputy's previous behavior that he made a formal complaint - and that man is now the St. Lucie County Sheriff, Ken Mascara. Long excerpts from the press conference can be watched here (WFLA New Channel 8). Full press conference also...
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    GUILTY FL - Saad Kawaf, 39, killed by Sheriff’s Officer, Jacksonville, May 1999 *DNA Arrest in 2020*

    I'm also surprised that it keeps getting pushed off. Perhaps someone thought it was a bit too ironic to sentence her on Valentine's Day after she'd testified against her ex-husband at his murder trial (MOO). I'm not seeing any recent local journalist chatter about the reschedule. She pled...
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    GUILTY GA - Ahmaud Arbery, 25, jogger, fatally shot by former LEO and son, Brunswick, Feb 2020 *Arrests* #6

    For anyone who missed the sentencing hearing, one of the local news station has the full hearing on their YouTube channel here: I only heard the judge's sentence so I'm watching the earlier parts of the proceeding now.
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    GUILTY GA - Ahmaud Arbery, 25, jogger, fatally shot by former LEO and son, Brunswick, Feb 2020 *Arrests* #6

    Just dialed in as the judge gives his statements. Noting that after they killed Arbery, the McMichaels turned their back on him and walked away. Wow, well said!
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    GUILTY FL - Joleen Cummings, 34, Nassau Co, 12 May 2018 *ARREST*

    Article (includes video of verdict being read): Kimberly Kessler found guilty of first-degree murder in Nassau County mom Joleen Cummings’ death). According to this video, the jury deliberated for about an hour before notifying the judge that they had reached their verdict.
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    GUILTY FL - Joleen Cummings, 34, Nassau Co, 12 May 2018 *ARREST*

    Live stream for today's trial: Opening statements begin in Kimberly Kessler murder trial | firstcoastnews.com (courtroom view) also streaming here LIVE: Opening statements begin in murder trial for Kimberly Kessler (looks like a Zoom meeting with multi-cam views but it may be having some tech...
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    MI - 4 students killed, 6 injured, shooting at Oxford High School, 30 Nov 2021 *Arrest incl parents*

    The parents have ties to Jacksonville Florida along with DUI and check fraud arrests among other things. No gun crimes. "They both worked in business development and marketing before moving to Washington state and Michigan." I-TEAM: Suspected Michigan school shooter’s parents lived, worked...
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    GUILTY FL - Joleen Cummings, 34, Nassau Co, 12 May 2018 *ARREST*

    Prosecutors are preparing for Kessler's next outburst: Motion requests Kimberly Kessler’s trial not be delayed should she be absent during hearing "prosecutors are asking the trial not be delayed if Kessler voluntarily chooses not to participate or is removed from court. Should that happen...
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    GUILTY FL - Joleen Cummings, 34, Nassau Co, 12 May 2018 *ARREST*

    Not a bit surprising, IMO. I think it was a question of when, not if, she was going to disrupt the court proceedings today. Her accusations have been proven untrue (and there also 2 other public defenders as her co-counsel), but I fully expect her to continue outbursts like that throughout the...
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    GUILTY FL - Jordan Davis, 17, shot to death, Satellite Beach, 23 Nov 2012 #10

    Jordan Davis’ father reflects on son’s murder 9 years later Ron Davis now comforting family of Ahmaud Arbery Jordan Davis’ father reflects on son’s murder 9 years later "“As the years go on you start celebrating more than being sad,” his father, Ron Davis, told News4Jax. He is using the somber...
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