FL - Deborah Dalzell, 47, found raped and murdered, Sarasota, 28 March 1999 *Arrest*

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    In April it was “New DNA testing: to determine ancestry & physical traits.”

    Why new DNA testing? Just to put the last nail in his coffin? Since thats not on the list in the June hearing does that mean the DNA is done?
     
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    Thursday, Aug. 1st:
    *Case Management Hearing (@ 8:30m ET) – FL – Deborah Dalzell (47) (Mar. 28, 1999, Sarasota) – *Luke Edward Fleming (39/20 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (9/17/18) & arraigned (10/1/18) with 2nd degree murder (1st degree felony), sexual assault with weapon & sexual battery with great bodily harm (Life felony). Plead not guilty. $1.2M bond. DA will not seek DP.
    New DNA testing: to determine ancestry & physical traits. Parabon NanoLabs “SnapShot” /GEDMatch.
    10/19/18 Update: Next is Motions hearing on 11/1. 11/1/18: Next Case Management hearing on 12/6. 12/6/18: DA will not seek the DP. Case Management hearing continued to 4/18/19. 4/18/19: Case Management hearing continued to 6/13.

    6/13/19 Update: Case management hearing continued to 8/1.
     
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    08/01/2019 08:30 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT Cancelled Event

    10/22/201910:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT

    11/12/2019 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT

    12/10/2019 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT

    02/10/2020 09:00 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - DOCKET SOUNDING

    02/24/2020 09:00 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - JURY TRIAL

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    Tuesday, October 22nd:
    *Case Management Hearing (@ 10am ET) – FL – Deborah Dalzell (47) (Mar. 28, 1999, Sarasota) – *Luke Edward Fleming (39/20 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (9/17/18) & arraigned (10/19/18) with 2nd degree murder (1st degree felony), sexual assault with weapon & sexual battery with great bodily harm (Life felony). Plead not guilty. $1.2M bond. DA will not seek DP.
    New DNA testing: to determine ancestry & physical traits. Parabon NanoLabs “SnapShot”/ GEDMatch.
    Trial set to begin 2/24/20.

    10/19/18 Update: Next is Motions hearing on 11/1. 11/1/18: Next Case Management hearing on 12/6. 12/6/18: DA will not seek the DP. Case Management hearing continued to 4/18/19. 4/18/19: Case Management hearing continued to 6/13. 6/13/19: Case management hearing continued to 8/1.
    8/1/19 Update: Hearing on 8/1 was cancelled. Next Case Management hearings on 10/22, 11/12 & 12/10. Docket Call hearing on 2/10/20, and trial starts 2/24/20.
     
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    Tuesday, November 12th:
    *Case Management Hearing (@ 10am ET) – FL – Deborah Dalzell (47) (Mar. 28, 1999, Sarasota) – *Luke Edward Fleming (39/20 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (9/17/18) & arraigned (10/19/18) with 2nd degree murder (1st degree felony), sexual assault with weapon & sexual battery with great bodily harm (Life felony). Plead not guilty. $1.2M bond. DA will not seek DP.
    New DNA testing: to determine ancestry & physical traits. Parabon NanoLabs “SnapShot” /GEDMatch.
    Trial set to begin 2/24/20.

    10/19/18 Update: Next is Motions hearing on 11/1. 11/1/18: Next Case Management hearing on 12/6. 12/6/18: DA will not seek the DP. Case Management hearing continued to 4/18/19. 4/18/19: Case Management hearing continued to 6/13. 6/13/19: Case management hearing continued to 8/1.
    8/1/19 Update: Hearing on 8/1 was cancelled. Next Case Management hearings on 10/22, 11/12 & 12/10. Docket Call hearing on 2/10/20, and trial starts 2/24/20. 10/22/19: Next Case Management hearing on 11/12.
     
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    @SeesSeas - another one in Sarasota County! :D

    TIA! [​IMG]
     
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    ClerkNet 3.0
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    Case Number: 2018 CF 014305 NC
    Uniform Case Number: 582018CF014305XXXANC
    Case Status: OPEN
    Case File Date: 09/17/2018
    FLEMING, LUKE EDWARD (DOB - 01/11/1979)

    Case Events
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    12/10/2019 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT
    02/10/2020 09:00 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - DOCKET SOUNDING
    02/24/2020 09:00 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - JURY TRIAL
     
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    You are the BOMB SeesSeas!! Thanks a BUNCH! :)
     
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    Tuesday, December 10th:
    *Case Management Hearing (@ 10am ET) – FL – Deborah Dalzell (47) (Mar. 28, 1999, Sarasota) – *Luke Edward Fleming (39/20 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (9/17/18) & arraigned (10/19/18) with 2nd degree murder (1st degree felony), sexual assault with weapon & sexual battery with great bodily harm (Life felony). Plead not guilty. $1.2M bond. DA will not seek DP.
    New DNA testing: to determine ancestry & physical traits. Parabon Nanolabs “SnapShot” /GEDMatch.
    Trial set to begin 2/24/20.

    10/19/18 Update: Next is Motions hearing on 11/1. 11/1/18: Next Case Management hearing on 12/6. 12/6/18: DA will not seek the DP. Case Management hearing continued to 4/18/19. 4/18/19: Case Management hearing continued to 6/13. 6/13/19: Case management hearing continued to 8/1.
    8/1/19 Update: Hearing on 8/1 was cancelled. Next Case Management hearings on 10/22, 11/12 & 12/10. Docket Call hearing on 2/10/20, and trial starts 2/24/20. 10/22/19: Next Case Management hearing on 11/12. 11/12/19: Next Case management hearing on 12/10.
     
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    @SeesSeas - when you have time - no hurry - can't access this site today...

    TIA! :)
     
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    ClerkNet 3.0
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    Case Number: 2018 CF 014305 NC
    Uniform Case Number: 582018CF014305XXXANC
    Case Status: OPEN
    Case File Date: 09/17/2018
    FLEMING, LUKE EDWARD (DOB - 01/11/1979)

    Case Events
    Date Time Location Description
    01/07/2020 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT
    02/10/2020 09:00 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - DOCKET SOUNDING
    02/18/2020 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT
    02/24/2020 09:00 AM COURTROOM 4B CRIMINAL - JURY TRIAL
    03/17/2020 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT
    04/28/2020 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT
    05/26/2020 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT
    06/16/2020 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT
    07/14/2020 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT
    08/18/2020 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT
    09/08/2020 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT
    10/27/2020 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT
    11/10/2020 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT
    12/15/2020 10:00 AM COURTROOM 3B CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT

    Docket Date DIN Description Pages Image
    12/10/2019 117 APPEARANCE RECORD 1
    12/9/2019 116 STATE'S SUPPL RESPONSE TO DEFENSE DEMAND FOR DISCOVERY # 7 1
    11/15/2019 115 CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT SET FOR 12/15/2020 AT 10:00 AM IN 3B , JDG: ROBERTS, CHARLES E 0
    11/15/2019 114 CRIMINAL - CASE MANAGEMENT SET FOR 11/10/2020 AT 10:00 AM IN 3B , JDG: ROBERTS, CHARLES E 0
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    11/15/2019 103 ORDER SETTING CASE(S) ON MAJOR CASE MANAGEMENT DOCKET 2
     
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    Thanks SeesSeas!

    Wondering why ALL those Case management hearings after trial?? Don't believe I've seen that before.
     
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    *Case Management Hearing (@ 10am ET) – FL – Deborah Dalzell (47) (Mar. 28, 1999, Sarasota) – *Luke Edward Fleming (39/20 @ time of crime) arrested & charged (9/17/18) & arraigned (10/19/18) with 2nd degree murder (1st degree felony), sexual assault with weapon & sexual battery with great bodily harm (Life felony). Plead not guilty. $1.2M bond. DA will not seek DP.
    New DNA testing: to determine ancestry & physical traits. Parabon Nanolabs “SnapShot”/GEDMatch.
    Trial set to begin 2/24/20.

    10/19/18 Update: Next is Motions hearing on 11/1. 11/1/18: Next Case Management hearing on 12/6. 12/6/18: DA will not seek the DP. Case Management hearing continued to 4/18/19. 4/18/19: Case Management hearing continued to 6/13. 6/13/19: Case management hearing continued to 8/1.
    8/1/19 Update: Hearing on 8/1 was cancelled. Next Case Management hearings on 10/22, 11/12 & 12/10. Docket Call hearing on 2/10/20, and trial starts 2/24/20. 10/22/19: Next Case Management hearing on 11/12. 11/12/19: Next Case management hearing on 12/10.

    12/10/19 Update: Next Case Management hearing on 1/7/20, 2/10 & 2/18. Jury trial to begin on 2/24. Case Managements hearing on 3/17, 4/28, 5/26, 6/16, 7/14, 8/18, 9/8, 10/27, 11/10 & 12/5/20 all at 10am.
     
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    1/7/2020 Defense motion to continue trial - denied. Good. This perp does not deserve one iota of Parabon's time. They did what they were hired to do and they did a fantastic job too. This perp and his defense team think they can argue with DNA???? Duh.
     

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    On the 1st attachment above post #34 by PayrollNerd has next hearing as Case Management on 1/30/20 @ 11:30am.
     
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    Wow. It is like he had a split personality or something. Him bleaching the walls makes me think he committed more than one crime. Did he get blood on his apartment wall and paint over it or something??? He must have been wound so tight from having complete control. Moving to TN and back must have been his way of falling off the radar. I'm glad she is not in the state and hopefully her location is not public.

    Luke Fleming was arrested for the murder of Sarasota accountant Deborah Dalzell in 2018, 19 years after it took place. His former fiancé says she never had a clue.

    The handoff point was a bank parking lot, with a strip mall on the periphery, and she pulled her car up next to his. She really thought she knew him — they were engaged once, after all — but this is where the secret spilled.

    It was a Sunday night, which meant the weekend was over, which meant it was time for Luke Fleming to return Kieran to his mother, Britney Meisch. She took her young son, strapped him in the child seat and watched as Fleming began to drive away.

    The undercover detectives came from nowhere, so many, so fast. They surrounded Fleming before he could reach the exit, pulled him out and cuffed him.

    Her hands shook on the steering wheel as she watched. She tried to yell, but all she could manage were whispers.

    “What did you do?” she said. “What did you do?”

    Snips from the article....
    They moved to Tennessee, where they lived for a few years. He took a new job, one that involved a lot of travel during the week, but he was always home on weekends. There were good times, more good than bad, she remembers, like trips to Chicago, even Hawaii. He was there when Kieran was born, too, and for his first steps. A great father, she said.

    And yet ...

    “Something would happen with his eyes when he got angry,” she said. “Something was not right. He wasn’t like a normal person. It seemed almost dark.”

    Looking back there were red flags she missed — “so many I don’t know where to start,” she said. She remembers his apartment when they first met. It had only a TV, couch, computer and mattress on the floor. He was always bleaching the walls, she said, so often that she jokingly called him Dexter after the forensic analyst character from television who was a vigilante serial killer, hunting down murderers who had escaped justice.

    Fleming liked to destroy things that were important to her, she said, like the antique camera he threw across the room. He was like an actor and never relaxed. He could be as cruel as he was charming, and he never showed remorse. She remembers thinking: “This is not normal. I am not with a normal person.”

    Fleming’s trial is scheduled for next month. Meisch is trying to keep an open mind and hopes it is fair, all the evidence properly presented. She agreed to talk, but wanted several things clear: She harbors no animosity towards Fleming, she is not seeking publicity for sharing her story, and she had no idea she was living with an alleged murderer. He never mentioned Dalzell’s name once and nothing ever slipped.

    She is back in Tennessee now, her life on hold until after the trial. She is optimistic about the future, and excited about watching her son grow.
     
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    You beat me to it - I was going to post this story too!

    It is unbelievable how Fleming murdered Deborah then gets involved with another woman. IIRC he did it to see what it would be like. There is some truly scary stuff happening in Sarasota, this time of year ("snowbird season") only seems to make it worse, just anyone can come down here and start preying on vulnerable people.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean. Are you suggesting that the snowbirds who come down are potential murderers, or that having so many elderly people present during snowbird season attracts murderers?
     
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    I live here. Have you seen the way they drive? Holy Sheet. Just kidding. There are some nutty things going on but I really don’t think we’re that dang special. Every city has nutty things going on. It’s drugs in my opinion. I’m on the Next Door app. Car break ins, things stolen because they can go to the recycle yard and get cash. There’s a bank near the homeless camp and it’s been robbed dozens of times. It’s ridiculous.
     
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