Murder

Police say 24-year-old Charles Martinez killed two women in Brandon then set fire to cover up the murders. (Getty Images)

Man Charged With Killing 2 Women, Burning Townhome

Police say 24-year-old Charles Martinez killed two women in Brandon then set fire to cover up the murders.

CBS Tampa–01/04/2014

File photo of an execution chamber. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Scott Signs Death Warrant For Jimmy Ryce’s Killer

Gov. Rick Scott signed a death warrant Thursday for the man who kidnapped, raped and murdered 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce on his way home from school almost 20 years ago.

CBS Tampa–01/02/2014

File photo of police tape at a crime scene.  (Credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Teen Accused Of Killing Father To Defend Mother On New Year’s Day

Local authorities are investigating the murder of area resident Christopher Albano, who was said to have been shot to death by his own son.

CBS Tampa–01/02/2014

People pray during a vigil. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Teachers, Students Remember Woman Stabbed To Death On Christmas Eve

Students, parents and teachers gathered to remember a Florida Panhandle who was brutally stabbed on Christmas Eve.

12/30/2013

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Teen Accused In Christmas Eve Stabbing, Beating Death Of Mom To Be Tried As An Adult

A Panhandle teen accused in the Christmas Eve stabbing and bludgeoning death of his mother will face charges in adult court.

12/26/2013

Cab driver John Dooley was shot and killed Sunday night. (Getty Images)

Arrest Made In Fatal Shooting Of Tampa Cab Driver

19-year-old arrested Tuesday in connection with the death of John Dooley

CBS Tampa–12/11/2013

File photo of a courtroom. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

Valessa Robinson Free After Serving 15 Years For Killing Her Mother

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — A woman who was convicted of assisting in her mother’s killing has left prison after serving 15 years. Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman Jessica Cary says Valessa Robinson was released from […]

CBS Tampa–12/06/2013

File photo of a police car. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Police: 19-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Friend, Says ‘Game Over’ Before Pulling Trigger

A 19-year-old North Miami Beach man is accused of fatally shooting his 19-year-old friend while watching Monday Night Football.

12/04/2013

File photo of police tape at a crime scene.  (Credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Murder Trial Begins For Christopher Whaley

BARTOW (CBS TAMPA BAY) – The murder trial of Christopher Whaley, a man accused of stabbing his grandmother to death, began today in Polk County. In April 2012, investigators say Whaley killed his grandmother while […]

CBS Tampa–12/03/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Coast Guardsman Guilty In Keys Murder Plot

A former Coast Guard officer in the Florida Keys has pleaded guilty to a murder for hire plot involving an attempt on a local businessman.

CBS Tampa–11/27/2013

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