Category: Criminal Defense

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... [...]

Rapper Kodak Black Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Weapons Charges After Rolling Loud Arrest

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Rapper Kodak Black has pleaded not guilty to federal weapons charges that prevented him from performing last weekend at the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival, around which several violent incidents occurred. A judge on Wednesday also granted the 21-year-old Black release on $550,000 bond and house arrest, although he faces other criminal cases that could keep him locked up. In the weapons case, an indictment says Black on two occasions... [...]

Newlywed Lost at Sea Declared Dead by South Florida Judge

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The May 9th order declares that Isabella Hellman, 41, is presumed dead at sea. Her husband Lewis Bennet, 42, faces sentencing in his wife's death this month after pleading guilty in November to involuntary manslaughter. The plea agreement caps his potential prison sentence at 8 years. Bennet was found alone in a lifeboat packed with provisions and $100,000 worth of stolen coins. He and repeatedly claimed he was asleep below deck and... [...]

Davie Co-Workers Confront ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’ Ahead of Charges Filed

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Bill Wolf values hard work and his close-knit employees at the home improvement company he built from the ground up called Wolf in the Woods. "We are very close and when we bring somebody in, we treat them like family," Wolf said. It's why he gathered his employees together recently in the conference room to confront a co-worker about what they'd discovered. "The one thing I hate is to be lied to," Wolf can be heard saying on the... [...]