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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
Judge lectures Moore for expressions during murder trial

TAMPA Dee Dee Moore entered Courtroom 52A this morning with her hands cuffed behind her back and a small smile on her face.

Published on 11/29/12
Updated on 03/14/13
Prosecutor: Woman stole from lottery winner, then killed him

The woman charged in the killing of Florida Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare took "calculated, deliberate steps" to siphon the last of his millions, then hid his body — and the truth — from investigators, p...

Published on 11/28/12
Updated on 03/14/13
Jury selected, opening statements expected in Lotto murder trial

After two days of jury selection, opening statements are expected to be heard today in the trial of Dorice Donegan "Dee Dee" Moore, the woman charged in the killing of Florida Lotto winner Abraham Shakespeare.

Published on 11/27/12
Updated on 03/14/13
Woman faces trial in death of Lakeland lottery winner

Dee Dee Moore is charged with murder in the 2009 slaying of lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, and she took more than $3 million of his winnings, detectives said.

Published on 11/26/12
Updated on 03/14/13
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
Hit man convicted in 2007 Lithia murder-for-hire

The triggerman hired to murder a Lithia man five years ago faces life in prison after being convicted of federal charges.

Published on 08/06/12
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