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Monthly Archives: April 2019


Jury Hung in Officer Shooting of Autistic Man

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A jury was hung over the fate of police officer Jonathan Aledda who is standing trial for the shooting of Arnaldo Rios, a severely autistic man. Rios had escaped from a MACTown treatment facility and was holding a silver toy truck when Aledda is said to have fired on the man. Aledda was charged… Read More »


John Jonchuck Trial Begins

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

What kind of a person could throw their five-year-old daughter off of a bridge? That is precisely the question that a jury will be forced to answer once the criminal trial of John Jonchuck is underway. Jonchuck stands accused of throwing his daughter off a bridge to her death. Was he insane or is… Read More »


Should the Court Be Allowed to Cull Jurors Based on Race?

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A death penalty case (Flowers v. Mississippi) from Mississippi involved a prosecutor who appeared to use peremptory challenges to remove jurors from the pool based on race. The case involves murders that occurred in 1996 and has been tried six times with only one conviction resulting from it. That conviction was handed down from… Read More »


Robert Kraft Says ‘No’ to Suspicious Plea Deal Offered by A.S.A.

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Earlier this week, the A.S.A. prosecuting the Orchids of Asia Day Spa charges offered special pleas to all the johns who were charged with misdemeanor solicitation: If they admit that they would have been found guilty at trial, then the A.S.A. would drop all the charges. Kraft also would have been required to serve… Read More »


Florida Man Receives New Trial on Appeal

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Ashlyn Salomon was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of his neighbor, Jonathan Maciel. The appellate court, however, found two major errors in the case that tainted the verdict. They have required that the case be retried. The details of the shooting are somewhat strange. Salomon was on break from his… Read More »


Jacksonville Men Exonerated After 43 Years in Prison

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Clifford Williams and his nephew Nathan Myers were set free after Florida’s conviction integrity unit recommended their case be reviewed. The men spent 43 years behind bars after being convicted in 1976 of the murder of Jeanette Williams. The unit recommended a review of the case after attorneys for Williams and Myers failed to… Read More »


Kraft Demands “Nonjury” Trial in Solicitation Charge

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has opted for a nonjury or bench trial in his solicitation case presenting us with an interesting opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of forgoing a jury of your peers. Kraft has very likely done this on the advice of his counsel so, it will be interesting… Read More »


Florida Officers Charged in Slapping Handcuffed Teen

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Two Florida police officers have been charged in an assault carried out on a defenseless handcuffed teen. The one officer, Sgt. Manuel Regueiro, is charged with battery on the teen while the other officer, Alex Gonzalez, is charged with attempting to delete video surveillance evidence inside the house that caught the alleged battery. The… Read More »

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