“A judge on Monday could decide whether jurors will be allowed to hear the key confession of Dennis Escobar, accused of killing a Miami police officer.”
“After Juan F. Vega completed 25 years in prison for a series of violent rapes and kidnappings, Miami-Dade jurors were asked to decide whether he posed a danger to society if released.”
“A Miami woman ‘snuffed the life’ out of foster child Rilya Wilson, then concocted a web of lies to cover up the murder, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.”
In a rare and controversial legal move, a Miami-Dade judge has curtailed fingerprint evidence in a criminal case — drawing alarm from prosecutors who vow to appeal.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle claimed victory Tuesday over her Democratic primary opponent, thus clinching her sixth elected term because no balloted candidates oppose her in November.
“It’s about your record. It’s about your performance, the things you do every day working with victims in this community,” she told cheering employees Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. during a spirited gathering of supporters at Miami’s Renaissance Restaurant. “I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
With the majority of the precincts reporting late Tuesday, voters have chosen her over Miami criminal defense attorney Rod Vereen.
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17 years after her disappearance, following a bitter child custody battle, Lynne Friend’s ex-husband has been indicted for first-degree murder.