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Pedro Bravo Found Guilty On All Seven Charges

By on August 15th, 2014 | Last updated: August 15, 2014 at 9:53 pm

After several hours of deliberation following a two-week trial, the jury has found Pedro Bravo guilty in the first-degree murder of his former high school friend and University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. Bravo, 20, was found guilty of first degree murder, [...]

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Pedro Bravo Testifies In His Own Defense

By on August 14th, 2014 | Last updated: August 15, 2014 at 7:23 am

The prosecution rested today after presenting their case with several witnesses over the past week and a half. Pedro Bravo walked into the courtroom Thursday morning and decided to testify in his own defense. Bravo is accused of murdering University [...]

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Pedro Bravo Testifies

By on August 14th, 2014 | Last updated: August 14, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Pedro Bravo walked into court on the morning of August 14 with the decision to testify on his own defense. He is accused of murdering University of Florida student Christian Aguilar in 2012. Yesterday Judge James Colaw told the twelve-person [...]

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Crime Lab Analysts Testify In Pedro Bravo Trial

By on August 13th, 2014 | Last updated: August 13, 2014 at 11:38 am

Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab analysts testified Tuesday about evidence collected in the murder trial of Pedro Bravo. During the investigation FDLE analyst Marianne Hildreth examined pieces of duct tape recovered from the remains of Christian Aguilar and [...]

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Associate Medical Examiner Testifies in Bravo Trial

By on August 12th, 2014 | Last updated: August 15, 2014 at 2:42 pm

The state presented pictures of Christian Aguilar’s remains as Dr. Martha Burt gave testimony on her examination of the body. Burt is an associate medical examiner for the 8th District, which includes Alachua County. Burt recalled going to the wooded [...]

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Erika Friman Testifies On Day Three Of Trial

By on August 7th, 2014 | Last updated: August 8, 2014 at 8:00 am

As time passed on September 20 and 21 of 2012, Christian Aguilar’s girlfriend became more and more concerned about his whereabouts. Erika Friman testified Wednesday in the Alachua county trial of Pedro Bravo that she called Bravo at 4 am on [...]

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Health Officials: It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot

By on December 9th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 10:03 am

With the holiday season in full swing, Marion County officials said this is the “perfect time to get your flu vaccination.”

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GRU To Pay $7,750 For Spilling Nearly One Million Gallons of Sewage

By on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Gainesville Regional Utilities is facing lower fines for two sewage spills over the summer. Compared to a 140,000-gallon spill in 2005 that resulted in a $10,000 fine, GRU is being fined $7,750 for one sewage spill of nearly 1 million gallons and another of 58,000 gallons.

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