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Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge for Firing at Deputy

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A suburban West Palm Beach man has been arrested following charges that he fired a weapon at a PBSO deputy during a foot chase. 30-year-old Dexter Latrell Lewis is charged with attempted first-degree murder, which in Florida carries the same penalty as first-degree murder. There were no injuries in the shooting. The judge presiding… Read More »

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The Prosecution of a Florida Serial Killer Begins

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Those who enthusiastically research serial killers know that murder is sort of like an addiction. The high a serial killer gets from taking the life of another person is the ultimate payoff. This has led to an interesting development in some serial killer cases. Police, who will identify a serial killer by his MO,… Read More »

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Florida Man Faces Charges Related to Capitol Blitz

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A Florida man who was a part of the mob that disrupted the electoral count will face federal charges related to violent entry, knowing accessing a restricted area, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Anthony Mariotto was turned in by a concerned citizen who submitted an online tip to the FBI’s National Threat Operations… Read More »

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Social Media Influencer Charged With Election Interference

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A West Palm Beach social media influencer has been charged by the Justice Department for disseminating misinformation that was designed to deprive individuals of their right to vote. Is spreading tactical lies a crime? The courts will need to weigh the issue against the First Amendment. But it’s clear that the First Amendment is… Read More »

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Annoying Blotter Post Sheds Light on Silly Crimes

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If you’ve ever read police blotters, then you know that they’re kind of goofy, reinforce the authority of police officers, and make fun of defendants. In one police blotter, the writer describes a drug deal between two men on a street corner. Three police officers are watching as one man pulls some money from… Read More »

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Man Accused of Murdering Toddler, Lying to Police

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A West Palm Beach man told police that his child was injured when two dogs attacked him. However, medical personnel found wounds inconsistent with a dog bite. Investigators instead believe that the child suffered blunt-force trauma related to the suspect’s efforts to get him into the shower to take a shower. In the effort,… Read More »

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Teen Facing Murder Charges Over Family Feud

By The Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

While family feuds may seem like a thing of the past, a vestige of Americana we’d sooner forget that embrace, they still do occur, sometimes with fatal consequences. Now, a 16-year-old boy is facing first-degree murder charges after firing into a crowd and hitting Maria Tritico, 32. Tritico was not privy to the feud… Read More »

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“Pillow Bandit” Facing Burglary Charges

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Fifty-seven-year-old Joshua Levine is facing a litany of charges related to his business. Police say that Levine offered to help elderly people move items they wanted to sell off for money. Levine would ostensibly help with this process for a commission, however, police say he used his business as a ruse to case the… Read More »

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Teacher Arrested After Punching Teen

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A Jupiter Middle School teacher, Joey Santiago, is facing serious charges after he punched a 17-year-old boy following a parking lot altercation. The two met in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant. The teen told police that he was driving through the lot when another vehicle abruptly pulled out of their parking spot… Read More »

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Real Estate Mogul Accused of Defrauding Undocumented Immigrants

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Police say that Laura Luz Maria Torres purchased several Florida-area homes over the past decade with $2 million that was mostly acquired by defrauding undocumented immigrants. The law when it comes to undocumented immigrants is stranger than you may think. While it’s illegal for an employer to knowingly hire someone they know is not… Read More »

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