Two doctors have been sentenced to prison time for money laundering in one of the largest South Florida cases involving “pill mill” clinics that illegally dispensed vast amounts of prescription painkillers.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating 2,600 cases handled by an agency chemist after learning prescription pain pills in a drug case were swapped out with over-the-counter pills.
Polk County deputies searching for suspects in an unrelated case reported finding several hogs that were living in deplorable conditions and feeding on dead hog carcasses.
Eight defendants who remain charged in the hazing death of a FAMU drum major are set to appear in court for a status hearing on their cases.
The medical examiner that performed Trayvon Martin’s autopsy and offered conflicting testimony at George Zimmerman’s murder trial has been relieved of his position.
The 10 remaining defendants charged in the hazing death of former FAMU drum major Robert Champion are set to have a status hearing on their cases.
As jurors deliberated for a second day in George Zimmerman’s murder trial, there was little understanding between two small camps assembled outside the Seminole County Courthouse to await a verdict.
George Zimmerman’s lawyers made one last attempt Friday to convince a jury the neighborhood watch volunteer shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense, saying the prosecution’s case for murder is built on “could’ve beens” and “maybes.”
Prosecutors in Florida can argue in opening statements that George Zimmerman profiled Trayvon Martin based on factors such as age or clothing before he shot the unarmed black teenager, but they cannot say he was profiled based on race, a judge ruled Friday.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys personally interviewed 58 potential jurors over seven days about their media exposure to the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman last year in Sanford, Fla. They have asked 40 jury candidates to return for the next round of questioning and dismissed scores of others.