Zimmerman to Auction Pistol used in Trayvon Martin Shooting
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Zimmerman to Auction Pistol used in Trayvon Martin Shooting


George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood-watch volunteer known for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, has announced his intention of auctioning off the pistol he used in the shooting. In an interview with Orlando’s TV station WOFL, Zimmerman said the pistol was recently returned to him by the U.S. Justice Department, which took it after … Continue reading

Supreme Court of Connecticut Strikes Down Death Penalty
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Supreme Court of Connecticut Strikes Down Death Penalty


On Thursday, the Connecticut Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional, sparing the lives of the eleven convicts who were on death row when the state abolished capital punishment in 2012. Two of these killers where Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes, who were sentenced to death for the slayings of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48, and her … Continue reading

Current Hialeah mayor admits to making high-interest loans to convicted Ponzi schemer Luis Felipe Perez
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Current Hialeah mayor admits to making high-interest loans to convicted Ponzi schemer Luis Felipe Perez


Hialeah’s former mayor and his wife are charged with failing to report about $2 million in income to the Internal Revenue Service and lying about it to investigators.Julio and Raiza Robaina are accused of hiding hundreds of thousands of dollars in questionable compensation — including a Ferrari sports car worth $176,000 — and money from … Continue reading

Miami firefighter arrested on child porn charges
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Miami firefighter arrested on child porn charges


Luis Fernandez was interviewed by Univision regarding the arrest of a Miami firefighter on possession of child pornography charges. Alexander Rousseau, 30, was ordered held without bond Monday. According to the FBI criminal complaint, Rousseau had more than 200 files of child porn on a laptop at the fire station where he was assigned. Continue reading