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Jury to Determine if “Blue Moon” Killer Will be Sentenced to Death

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

A Florida jury found Donald Hartung guilty of three counts of first-degree murder earlier this month and will now decide if Hartung should live the rest of his life behind bars or be sentenced to die for his crimes. Hartung was convicted of killing his mother, Voncile Smith (77) and two of his half-brothers,… Read More »


Dylann Roof Appeals Death Sentence in Black Church Massacre

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Dylann Roof, the white supremacist responsible for the Charlton church massacre in 2015, is appealing his federal sentence of death. Roof was convicted of killing nine Americans all of whom were attending Sunday service and all of whom were black. One of his victims was the pastor of a church and a state senator…. Read More »


Convicted Rapist Wins New Trial

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Seventy-three-year-old John MacLean has won a new trial for one of the two rapes for which he was given a life sentence. The assaults occurred in Boca Raton during the 1970s. The 4th District Court of Appeal threw out one of the convictions stemming from the 1976 rape of a Boca Raton babysitter. A… Read More »


Mother Pleads Guilty to Murder and Torture of Adopted Daughter

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

Carmen Barahona, the mother of Nubia Barahona, has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder among other charges. She has been spared the death penalty for testimony that she will give against her husband who was also implicated in the grisly murder. Jorge Barahona faces the death penalty if convicted. This story made national headlines after… Read More »


Man Found Guilty of Manslaughter in 2011 Boynton Shooting

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

William Dabbs was found guilty of manslaughter, a lesser charge than the one he faced. Prosecutors alleged that Dabbs intentionally killed his friend and business partner, Larry Modena. The jury found that Dabbs was culpable for the death, but didn’t intend to harm his friend. They convicted him of a lesser charge of manslaughter,… Read More »


Uber Driver Convicted of Rape Granted New Trial

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An appeals court vacated the conviction of Gary Kitchens, a former Uber driver who was convicted of raping a 37-year-old woman who was one of his fares three years ago. Kitchings was an Uber driver as well as a respected foster parent. The 4th District Court of Appeals ruled that “multiple errors” led to… Read More »


Scamster Gouges Elderly Couple for $17,000

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

A Broward County man is being accused of posing as a banker, telling an elderly couple that they were the victims of fraud, and then defrauding them of $17,000 according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. Police say that Samuel Jean Renel Charles managed to collect the credit and debit card numbers of an… Read More »


Bad Review Leads to Car Chase and Assault Charge

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This is another case of a food delivery driver going off the rails and attacking somebody. Police say that 24-year-old Harrison Zanette Brady attacked and chased a man who he believed was going to leave him a bad review. Brady, who is from West Palm Beach, has been charged with aggravated assault with a… Read More »


Charges Dropped Against Iranian with Knives

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Legal permanent resident, Masoud Yarieilzoleh, was caught by West Palm Beach police carrying several knives on him. Yarieilzoleh entered a pre-trial diversion agreement after being charged with possession of a concealed weapon. If completed successfully, this would clear the concealed weapon charge and protect his immigration status. Since Yarieilzoleh is not a full citizen,… Read More »


Man Will Face Charges After the Death of His Son

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

A Nescopeck man will face aggravated assault and child endangerment charges in connection to the death of his 11-week-old son. Prosecutors stopped short of charging Jeffrey Blake Hutcheson, 22, of second-degree murder or even negligent homicide after his child died at Berwick hospital in September. However, they have not left out the possibility of… Read More »

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