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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 »


Attorney Scott Skier Featured in Palm Beach Post – Man found innocent of fatally shooting brothers in Boynton

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

Jamal and Malcolm Frederick were armed when Joseph Bruny shot them to death on New Year’s Eve 2017. Bruny says he acted in self-defense. WEST PALM BEACH – A man charged with fatally shooting two brothers in Boynton Beach on New Year’s Eve 2017 was found not guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder charges. Joseph… Read More »


Disney Workers Among Those Charged in Child Porn Probe

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

Seventeen men including two Disney workers and one former middle school principal have been arrested and are facing charges for possessing child pornography, according to Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The probe, which was called Guardians of Innocence IV: The Fall Haul, sounds more like a cheesy fantasy novel than a law enforcement probe. The… Read More »


Will Convicted Dunbar Village Rapists Get New Trial?

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

In one of the most bizarre and horrific criminal cases in recent memory, four teenagers were convicted of repeatedly raping a Dunbar woman and forcing her to have sex with her twelve-year-old son. Two of the young men were convicted and sentenced to 60-year sentences. The teenagers had initially received life sentences, but a… Read More »

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