Sanford teen’s killer in jail as Florida picks up the pieces from national scruitiny
George Zimmerman will remain in jail after his first court appearance earlier today where he pled not guilty to charges for the death of 17-year old Sanford teen, Trayvon Martin. The nation went into a frenzy after the 28-year old was not arrested for shooting and killing Martin. Now that Zimmerman is in custody, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports on the future of the case and racial issues it stirred across the country.
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The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is reinstating the department’s Terror Intelligence and Counterterrorism Unit to prevent domestic and international terrorist threats. According to Sheriff Chris Blair, “nearly 300 terrorist threats since 9/11.”
Johnny Kormondy was executed on Thursday at 8:16 p.m. for the 1993 murder of Gary McAdams and the rape of his wife, Cecilia. Cecilia McAdams attended the execution along with her in-laws.
Third Circuit State of Attorney Jeff Siegmeister said he will not charge the two Columbia County teenage girls as adults in the slaying of their 16-year-old brother after reviewing their histories in an abusive home.
Two sisters are being held in a detention center in Florida after they shot and kill their 16-year-old brother in Columbia County.
The Palatka Police Department is currently investigating the disappearance of a 5-week-old infant, Demarion Roddrick Hampton of Palatka.