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FAMU Hazing Defendant Considers Plea Deal

One of the four defendant facing trial next week for the hazing death of a Florida A & M drum major is contemplating a plea deal.

14 hours ago

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Attorneys Want Word ‘Hazing’ Excluded From Trial

Defense attorneys for the four Florida A&M band members charged in a drum major’s death are going before a judge to ask that the word “hazing” not be allowed to be used at their trial next week.

CBS Tampa–20 hours ago

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Change Of Venue Sought In Loud Music Killing

A man accused of killing a teenager in Florida during an argument over loud music is scheduled to be back in court as his attorneys argue that a new trial should be held outside of Jacksonville.

09/11/2014

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Judge Sets Trial Date In Theater Shooting Case

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge set a tentative trial date in the case of a 72-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another man during an argument in a movie theater. Judge Pat Siracusa […]

CBS Tampa–09/10/2014

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Father, Son Arrested With Possession Of Child Pornography

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has charged a father and son with possession of child pornography.

CBS Tampa–08/26/2014

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Former Associate Of Ex-Rep. Rivera Pleads Guilty

Less than a week before trial, a onetime close associate of former U.S. Rep. David Rivera pleaded guilty Tuesday to four charges in a long-running campaign finance investigation that also implicates Rivera.

CBS Tampa–08/19/2014

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Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty In Child’s Death

Prosecutors will pursue the death penalty for a woman accused of killing her ex-partner’s two-year-old daughter after leaving a bizarre note citing a Bible story.

CBS Tampa–06/27/2014

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Sides Argue Over Whether Julie Schenecker Was Insane

A Florida jury must decide whether a former Army linguist knew what she was doing when she killed her two teenagers — by shooting each in the head and mouth — or whether she was insane at the time and couldn’t tell right from wrong.

CBS Tampa–05/15/2014

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Mother Charged With Killing Her Kids Believed She Was Saving Them From Depression

In the trial of a Florida mother charged with killing her two teenagers, a crime scene technician says the woman wrote in her journal that she believed she was saving her children from the pain of depression and mental illness.

CBS Tampa–05/06/2014

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Florida Mom’s Trial Over Death Of 2 Kids Begins

Julie Schenecker was a sick, troubled member of an all-American family, her defense attorney said as the military wife’s trial began Monday, but prosecutors told jurors that the woman planned a “Saturday massacre” and wrote coldly in her journal about how she “offed” her two teenage children.

CBS Tampa–05/05/2014

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