Category: Criminal Defense

Teen shot in back over weed deal gone bad

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16 year old set up meeting over Instagram with ‘Weed Connoisseur’ DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Two teens are charged with murder after police say they fatally shot a 16-year-old in the back over a marijuana sale. Lacharles Jean sent an Instagram message to an account named “Weed Connoisseur” and later headed to the parking lot of a Deerfield Beach condominium to get the drugs, according to the Broward Sheriff’s office. The... [...]

New details discovered about men found with Gillum in South Beach hotel room

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A Democratic party star is facing questions about being alone and inebriated in a Mondrian South Beach Hotel room with a friend who once purported to be “a pornstar performer” online and who ended up hospitalized over a suspected drug overdose. It all began when Aldo Mejias, a 56-year-old unlicensed physician, who lives near Coral Gables, was so afraid for Travis Dyson’s life that he was forced to call 911. In a Rent Men... [...]

10 Arrested in Alleged Social Media Scam Targeting Celebrities & Wealthy Victims

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A network of 10 people were arrested Tuesday after detectives discovered an alleged social media scam that targeted wealthy victims. Investigators from multiple agencies called the case Operation Growing Pains, which lead to the arrest of this alleged racketeering enterprise that dealt with thousands of dollars in stolen goods, jewelry and cash.  Police say Xandi Garcia was the key person behind the organized crime operation. Garcia... [...]

A burglary suspect threw his own feces at a Miami judge. Then, the jury acquitted him

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A Miami criminal trial was delayed briefly Friday when the accused man defecated and “cast feces” inside the courtroom before closing arguments were set to begin in his burglary trial, officials said.The excrement from Dorleans Philidor, 33, was aimed at but did not reach Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Lisa Walsh. Lawyers fled as county police officers and corrections officers swarmed the courtroom. “It’s protein! It’s good for you!” he... [...]

Gunman in Fatal Blue Martini Shooting is Ex-DEA Agent: Fort Lauderdale Police

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The gunman involved in a shooting inside Fort Lauderdale's Blue Martini nightclubthat left a man dead is a retired DEA agent, police confirmed Thursday. The shooter, 52-year-old Andre Clark, has not been charged in the May 8 death of 43-year-old Arnold Person, who was fatally shot inside the club just minutes before his 44th birthday. Fort Lauderdale Police Maj. Frank Sousa said detectives were still in the process of obtaining a... [...]