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Man Gets Life Sentence For Sex Trafficking of Minor

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A 39-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison for two counts of sex trafficking a minor under the age of 14. Sex trafficking is quickly occupying a space in the collective imagination as one of the most blackhearted offenses that can be committed against another human being. It is not uncommon for a… Read More »

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Man Shoots Leasing Manager; Upset Over Rental Fees

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Have you ever just been so mad over your rental fees that you had to shoot your leasing manager? Me neither. Nonetheless, a 33-year-old man is facing attempted homicide charges after shooting his leasing manager in the chest. Police say he waited hours for the woman to show up. He was mad about excessive… Read More »

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Man Facing Charges In Bookstore Stabbing Has History Of Mental Illness

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Tallahassee man who was adjudicated as mentally insane in four of the five criminal cases he was involved with was involved in another incident in which he allegedly stabbed a 71-year-old man who was drinking coffee at a bookstore. The 71-year-old is expected to survive the incident and is reportedly recovering, according to… Read More »

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Child Dies In Hot Car: Will Parents Face Charges?

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Jacksonville Police are investigating an area father after his 8-month-old daughter died after being left in a hot car. The father had returned home after running errands at the time of his daughter’s death. This is the third such death in Florida this year with 28 hot car deaths reported nationwide. While hot car… Read More »

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Florida Felons Charged With Voting Fraud

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Florida voted to restore the voting rights of certain felons. However, some of these felons are facing felony charges of casting illegal votes in the last election. The felons say that they thought their voting rights had been restored. They say election officials allowed them to register and then cast votes. They accuse the… Read More »

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Family Pushes To Have Driver’s License Suspended After Fatal Accident

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Tallahassee woman is facing a major traffic infraction prosecution after she caused the death of an 11-year-old boy. The driver was cited for failing to stop at a red light and sending the child airborne while his parents watched in horror. The parents are pushing to have the woman’s driver’s license suspended for… Read More »

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Fake Doctor Sentenced For Scamming Women Using Online Dating

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A man who misrepresented himself as a physician in order to attract women on the internet has been sentenced to 9 years for identity theft, wire fraud, and related crimes. The Tallahassee native was accused of defrauding over 30 women of more than $1 million. He will spend the next 9 years in prison… Read More »

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Woman Charged After Fatally Striking Pedestrian, Fleeing Scene

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Charges have yet to be filed against a woman who struck a pedestrian and then fled the scene. It is unclear what happened, but it’s believed that the pedestrian was not in the crosswalk at the time of the accident. In other words, the accident may not have been the driver’s fault at all…. Read More »

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Mother Faces Manslaughter Charges After Baby Dies In Hot Car

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Tallahassee mother is facing aggravated manslaughter charges after leaving her baby in a hot car while she worked a shift at a hospice clinic. After her shift ended, she found the child unresponsive in the car. She called paramedics who were unable to revive the boy. The official cause of death was ruled… Read More »

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No Charges Filed In Fatal Pedestrian Crash

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Earlier this Summer a woman in her vehicle allegedly struck a pedestrian and then fled the scene of an accident. That woman will likely be charged with fleeing the scene of an accident involving death, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in state prison, and carrying a mandatory minimum sentence of… Read More »

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