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Charles Waits was ordered to serve five concurrent life sentences and being convicted of murdering Kiara and Jeremi Brito during an armed robbery in 2011.
TAMPA — Thomas Huggins says his dog, Bandit, was getting aggressive, and he couldn’t sell her because she was a pit bull mix.
Two of the alternate jurors in the Dontae Morris trial in the deaths of two Tampa officers say the dashboard video of will remain on their minds.
TAMPA — A 17-year-old Tampa man is one of the first in the state to be charged under a new state law enacted to help local law enforcement officers attack stolen identity tax refund fraud.
ORLANDO — After two days, about half the potential jurors for the
ORLANDO — Unlike most other states with capital punishment, Florida juries don’t have the last word in trials when it comes to capital punishment.
ORLANDO — Jury selection in the Dontae Morris murder case almost derailed Wednesday afternoon when a jury candidate started to blurt out information jurors are not supposed to know.
TAMPA — Starting Monday, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor will have a brand new prosthetic finger to replace the portion of her right index finger lost in a boating incident in June.
TAMPA — Cortnee Brantley will remain free on bond in spite of repeated violations of the conditions of her release.
TAMPA — A woman who deputies said entered into a suicide pact with her 12-year-old daughter in May has been charged with attempted murder.
TAMPA — A judge Monday cut in half the bail requirements for two women accused of neglecting their bedridden mother to death.
TAMPA — Dontae Morris has changed his mind and now says he will allow his lawyers to present evidence to try to avoid a death sentence if he is convicted of murdering two Tampa police officers.
TAMPA — Three days after Charles Waits was convicted of murdering two South Tampa teenagers, prosecutors dropped charges against the man Waits said forced him to do it.
Although one psychologist said he sees demons and devils, and other experts said he is borderline mentally retarded, David Earl Williams is competent to stand trial for murder in the shooting death of University of Tampa...
Charles Waits is a “liar” who intentionally terrorized and murdered two children, along with his friend, Tavari Grant, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.
TAMPA — Truth is truth, a detective said. And lies are lies.
TAMPA — Attorneys for a man charged with murdering University of Tampa student Ryan McCall say their client might not be mentally competent to stand trial.
TAMPA — As his attorneys prepare for his upcoming trial in the slayings of two Tampa police officers, Dontae Morris is fighting efforts to defend him against a possible death sentence.
TAMPA — The mother of Tavari Grant testified in the trial of her son’s codefendant Thursday that she saw the two together within hours of when two South Tampa teen siblings were killed and robbed.