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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Florida Death Sentence As Unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the process used to condemn a death row inmate in Florida was unconstitutional. The ruling was passed Tuesday. The reason behind the ruling is that a judge is the final arbiter of fact in sentencing, rather than a jury. This opens the door to further challenge death penalty cases … Read more

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Third Murder Suspect Held After Alleged Accomplice Pocket-Dialed 911

An incriminating pocket-dial to 911 has helped authorities make a third arrest in a murder. Michael Depre turned himself in to authorities Monday, two months after his alleged accomplice accidentally pocket-dialed 911 and was heard planning to kill a man. Read the full story from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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FPL Tech Employee Pawns More Than $16,000 Worth Of Computers To Feed Drug Habit

A tech support employee with Florida Power & Light is accused of stealing more than $16,000 worth of company computers in order to feed his drug habit. According to an article in the Sun Sentinel, John Anise surrendered to police on Tuesday, told police he had a drug problem and that he had gone to … Read more

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“Red Riding Hood” Sought In Tamarac Robbery

Broward detectives are searching for a woman who robbed a drugstore on Thursday while wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. They are calling her “Red Riding Hood” According to the Sun Sentinel, surveillance video from a Walgreens in Tamarac shows a middle aged woman wearing shorts, sneakers and a red hoodie walk into the store and … Read more

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Charlie Crist’s Campaign For Governor Abstains From Discussing His Trademark Accomplishment

Charlie Crist is running as the Democratic nominee for Florida Governor, but his campaign strategy avoids any mention of the most significant legislation he sponsored when he was in the state senate. In 1995, Crist (then a Republican) sponsored the 85 percent law, which successfully passed and is still in effect today. The 85 percent … Read more

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Fort Lauderdale Escort Drugged Clients Before Stealing Their Valuables

Ashley Done, 26, turned herself in to the Broward’s Sheriff’s Office after allegedly seducing and drugging men before robbing them. The seductive rampage at times included an accomplice who has been identified as Penny Barbosa, and the two have victimized men from Broward to Miami — even in New York City. Done was an escort who would often meet … Read more

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Fort Lauderdale Escort Drugged Clients Before Stealing Their Valuables

Ashley Done, 26, turned herself in to the Broward’s Sheriff’s Office after allegedly seducing and drugging men before robbing them. The seductive rampage at times included an accomplice who has been identified as Penny Barbosa, and the two have victimized men from Broward to Miami — even in New York City. Done was an escort who would often meet … Read more

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“Must Love Cats” Craigslist Posting For Open Room Leads Fort Lauderdale Detectives To Child-Porn Suspect

After a couple had moved into Douglas Westcott’s, 55, available bedroom that was posted on craigslist, it quickly became clear that Westcott really liked cats. A lot. This wasn’t necessarily a surprise to the couple, as the ad for the sublet read, “must love cats,” but what was a surprise to authorities (who executed a … Read more

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Armed Man Fatally Shot By Fort Lauderdale Police

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has taken over a case this morning. An armed man is dead after police tried to get him to put down his gun. Police officers arrived at the scene of the crime after Thomas Carberry, 50, threatened the lives of his roommates. When Carberry went outside, his roommates locked the door … Read more

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Man Charged With Running Escort Business

Douglas Juiffre, 58, of Pompano Beach was recently arrested for owning a escort business that made, on average, $200,000 a month. A very thorough, detailed scheme, Juiffre utilized an office space and turned it into a call center. There, many were employed to take incoming requests for “dates”. Several more people were hired as drivers who shuttled … Read more