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Monthly Archives: May 2019


Woman Gets 50 Years After Stabbing Ex-Boyfriend

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

Twenty-two-year-old Melanie Eam was sentenced to 50 years in the stabbing death of her ex-boyfriend, 21-year-old James Barry. Barry had told his father, James Barry Sr., that he was unhappy with his relationship but believed that breaking up with his girlfriend would be difficult and did not look forward to seeing her crying. A… Read More »


Woman Charged with Misleading Secret Service to Gain Access to Mar-a-Lago

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

A Chinese woman is being charged with attempting to gain illegal access to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club according to the Secret Service which claims she misled them in order to deploy a computer virus. According to federal prosecutors, the woman was found in possession of the computer virus after illegally gaining entry to… Read More »


Man Arrested in 1998 Slaying of Sondra Better

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

Todd Barket, now 51, has been arrested in the 1998 cold-case murder of Sondra Better. Better was killed in 1998 at South Federal Highway consignment shop after being bludgeoned and stabbed to death. The case went cold for 20 years. Police suspect Barket had executed a smash and grab when Better got in his… Read More »


Day Care Paid Legal Fees for Two Employees Charged with Molestation

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

Megalithic daycare conglomerate, Bright Horizons, which operates 1,100 child care centers across the globe and 700 in the U.S. and Canada alone, is in the crosshairs of the Florida press after paying the criminal defense fees of two of their employees charged with molesting children in their care. This included bringing in a Maryland-based… Read More »


Evidence Tossed in Similar Massage Parlor Cases Due to “Minimization Requirements”

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

If you’ve been following the Robert Kraft story as closely as we have, then you’re likely to know that one of the major questions surrounding the case is whether or not the video evidence taking from inside the massage parlor was acquired legally. The sheriff’s department maintains that the evidence was legally acquired through… Read More »


Defense Claims Man Was Sleepwalking During Stabbing

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

This is not as strange as it sounds. For those who take sleeping pills such as Ambien, it’s distinctly possible that you can do things in your sleep that you are not consciously aware of. But what about murder? According to defense attorneys for Randy Allen Hermann Jr., Hermann had no idea that what… Read More »


Murder Suspect Ruled Incompetent to Stand Trial

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

A Collier man was ruled incompetent to stand trial in early March. The man, Santiago Burbano is accused of killing Rubi Velasco, an 18-year-old from East Naples. According to police, Burbano entered the young woman’s apartment and cut her neck. Police found the young woman dead. Burbano was taken into custody as the main… Read More »


Why the Robert Kraft Trial Should Have You Worried

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

As jokes about happy endings and Robert Kraft make their way over social media, Kraft has assembled a legal dream team that may, with any luck, get him off (no pun intended) on two counts of criminal misdemeanor solicitation. While the stakes are not incredibly high from a legal standpoint (Kraft will likely get… Read More »


Jury finds Boca-area man not guilty in 2017 rape case

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

By Olivia Hitchcock The State Attorney’s Office argued that the woman couldn’t consent to the sexual encounter. WEST PALM BEACH — Last week, a jury found Jayson Acevedo not guilty of sexually assaulting a woman in 2017. The four-day trial ended Thursday with the six-person jury clearing Acevedo of any criminal wrongdoing in the… Read More »

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