Murder

File photo of a gavel over an American flag.  (Credit: Thinkstock)

Man Once 2 Hours From Execution Given A New Trial

A man who has spent 28 years on death row and was once two hours away from execution will get a new trial after the Florida Supreme Court said Thursday that a retest of evidence makes it highly unlikely he would have been convicted of a 1982 Daytona Beach murder.

CBS Tampa–11/07/2013

At least six inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday. (Getty Images)

2 Men Convicted On Murder Charges Mistakenly Released From Prison With Forged Documents

Two inmates have been mistakenly freed from a Florida prison.

10/17/2013

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Murder Sentence For Teen Upheld By Judge

A teenager who shot and killed a St. Petersburg police officer in 2011 will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

10/11/2013

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

Florida Justices Reject Appeal In Xbox Murders Case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from the ringleader of a 2004 mass killing. The court on Thursday unanimously threw out a wide-ranging challenge to the conviction and death […]

CBS Tampa–10/10/2013

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Deteriorating Human Bones Found In Jacksonville

Police say deteriorating human bones found in Jacksonville are now part of a murder case.

09/25/2013

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

Police: Man Plotted To Torture, Kill Two Fla. Circuit Judges

A local man has been arrested, and is being held by authorities in Louisiana, after he conspired to torture and kill two Bay County Circuit Judges.

CBS Tampa–08/26/2013

File photo of a crime scene. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Man Charged With Leaving Scene Of Fiancée’s Death

Deputies have charged a Florida man with leaving the scene of a crash that left his fiancee dead.

08/07/2013

File photo of Aaron Hernandez (photo By Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Police Searching Hernandez’s Home

Connecticut state police divers are searching a lake in Bristol, the hometown of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

07/29/2013

Tight end Aaron Hernandez of the Florida Gators in 2009
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Photos Show Aaron Hernandez Apparently Holding Gun

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is holding what authorities have said is a gun in several surveillance photos that were released Thursday and had been recorded hours before — and minutes after — his friend was shot to death.

07/25/2013

A Florida couple was arrested after they were found having sex on a street, which the man explained was because they simply had nowhere else to go.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Former WWE Wrestler Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Woman

Authorities in Florida say a former professional wrestler faces murder charges in the stabbing death of a woman at a Tampa apartment complex.

CBS Tampa–07/25/2013

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