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Monthly Archives: January 2020


Juror Misconduct Causes Mistrial in Nebergall Shooting

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

The sordid tale of the former police officer who shot his wife’s husband took an unfortunate turn when defense attorney Michael Selnick spotted one of the twelve jurors on his cellphone during his closing argument. Selnick immediately approached the bench and demanded a mistrial and the judge concurred; it was just about the only… Read More »


Jury Rejects Insanity Defense in Penna Murder Trial

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

The term “insane” only has meaning in a criminal courtroom. Psychiatrists and those who work in mental health don’t use that term for clinical diagnostics. It’s quite possible for a person to have a serious mental health diagnosis such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective, or bipolar disorder and still not rise to the level of legal… Read More »


Zachary Penna Murder Trial Begins

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

On November 19, 2015, Albert and Ruth Amoroso heard a knock at the door. When they opened it, they found their next-door neighbor, Freddy Sanchez bleeding. Investigators say that Sanchez had been stabbed 14 times by Zachary Penna. Ruth asked Sanchez where his husband, Wayne Dixon was and then (foolishly, she admitted) went next… Read More »


Jury Selection Begins for Former Sheriff’s Office Employee

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

Jury selection has begun for Deputy Carlton Nebergall, Jr. who is accused of shooting his daughter’s estranged husband, Jacob Lodge. Nebergall has pleaded not guilty to the charges but was denied a pre-trial release. According to authorities, Lodge showed up at his former wife’s house to exchange clothing for their children. Also according to… Read More »


Mother Killed Before Restraining Order Can be Served

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

The trial of a Belle Glade man has begun after prosecutors say the man killed the mother of his children, Dav’niesha Bryant, after petitioned the court for a restraining order. The 24-year-old Bryant was murdered before the restraining order could be served. According to police, Bryant did everything right. She called the sheriff’s office… Read More »


Is Sarasota Sheriff’s Office Entrapping Lonely Men With Illegal Stings?

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

Entrapment isn’t a crime nor is it well understood by most criminal defendants who believe claiming entrapment will help them in their criminal trial. Entrapment is what’s known as an affirmative defense. You’re admitting that you did what they said you did, but only because you were coerced into doing it. A successful entrapment… Read More »


Attorney Scott Skier Featured in The Palm Beach Post – Teen charged as adult in West Palm shooting

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

The 17-year-old is accused of shooting a 69-year-old man outside the Sandpiper Village apartments off 36th Street. WEST PALM BEACH — A 17-year-old has been charged as an adult in a shooting last month outside a West Palm Beach apartment complex. Shawn Allen Sams, 17, was booked Wednesday into the Palm Beach County Jail… Read More »


DNA Website Restricts Law Enforcement Access

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

An ancestry website that allows users to upload their DNA profile in the hopes of finding relatives came under fire recently for restricting law enforcement access to their data. However, they also came under fire for allowing law enforcement to access their data. Whether you are for or against using this type of information… Read More »


Massage Therapist Acquitted of Sexual Assault Against Police Officer

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

A West Palm Beach massage therapist was acquitted of sexually molesting an off-duty Palm Beach sheriff’s office employee and corrections officer. The deputy had gone to the massage parlor, Massage Envy, in Royal Palm Beach. The jury deliberated for four hours eventually clearing 43-year-old Juan Parra of attempted sexual battery. Had he been convicted,… Read More »

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