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Brandon man gets life sentence in beating, burning death
Kasey Lee Ackerman pleads guilty to first-degree murder and armed kidnapping in the 2010 death of a man who was beaten, stabbed and set afire.
Published on 05/13/13
Former Latin Kings member gets 20 years in contract killing

Michael A. Garcia brokered a contract killing described by a judge as an "historically cold-blooded offense" – then helped authorities solve the crime.

Published on 01/23/13
Updated on 03/13/13
Life sentence for hit man in 2007 Lithia slaying

TAMPA The gunman in the 2007 murder-for-hire of a Lithia man was sentenced this morning to life in federal prison.

Published on 01/09/13
Updated on 03/13/13
Dooley loses bid for mistrial, blamed TV microphones

Convicted of aggravated manslaughter, Trevor Dooley wanted a judge to grant a mistrial because of microphones placed in court during the trial by a cable television crew.

Published on 01/03/13
Updated on 03/13/13
Officer: Dickey admitted clubbing wife, blamed Polk sheriff

The lawyer for a Plant City man says that his client did not intend to kill his wife when he struck her in the head with a baseball bat.

Published on 12/18/12
Updated on 03/13/13
Couple get life in murder-for-hire of woman's late husband

A former Lithia woman and her husband were sentenced to life in federal prison Monday in the murder-for-hire five years ago of the woman's former husband.

Published on 10/22/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Cortnee Brantley federal trial to start today

The former girlfriend of Dontae Morris, accused in the deaths of two officers, faces a federal trial for not reporting him as a felon in possession of a weapon.

Published on 07/16/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Papers: Brantley refused to name passenger out of 'love'

Hours after authorities say she drove away from the scene where two police officers had been killed, Cortnee Brantley repeatedly refused to tell police the name of her passenger who authorities say fired the fatal shots,...

Published on 07/11/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Judge denies site change in Dontae Morris trial

A judge today denied a request from lawyers for Dontae Morris to transfer one of Morris' upcoming murder trials to another county.

Published on 07/03/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Judge: No shows of solidarity allowed during Brantley trial

A federal judge says law enforcement officers who attend Cortnee Brantley's upcoming federal trial will not be allowed to wear their uniforms unless they are testifying.

Published on 07/02/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Cortnee Brantley wants charges tossed in police shooting case

Cortnee Brantley says she is being unfairly singled out for federal prosecution and is again asking a judge to dismiss her indictment in connection with the deaths of two Tampa police officers.

Published on 06/27/12
Updated on 03/18/13
Prosecutor: Valrico shooter lied in 'stand your ground' case

A prosecutor says a 71-year-old man lied when he claimed he was defending himself when he shot and killed a decorated Air Force veteran on a basketball court in front of the man's young daughter.

Published on 04/26/12
Updated on 03/19/13
3 charged in murder-for-hire plot in Lithia

Investigators say Christia Sehorne and her boyfriend hired another man to kill her estranged husband on June 7, 2007.

Published on 05/24/11
Updated on 03/21/13
Apollo Beach doctor accused of selling oxycodone

An Apollo Beach doctor whose license is suspended is accused of selling nearly 10,000 oxycodone pills to an undercover detective.

Published on 01/05/11
Updated on 03/19/13
Ex-postal worker gets house arrest, probation in mail theft

Sue Harris worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 15 years before leaving in 2005 while under investigation for missing mail.

Published on 12/17/10
Updated on 03/22/13