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Levy County Shooting 911 Call Released

By and on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Levy County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 call of the man who they say shot his wife in the head yesterday. The victim called 911 after her husband, George Halleran, was drunk and fighting with her. While on the phone the dispatcher heard gun [...]

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Woman Shot In Head While On Phone With 911

By on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 11:15 am

A woman was shot while calling 911 to report her husband’s drunken, aggressive behavior. The woman, who was shot in the forehead by her husband with a .38-caliber handgun, survived.

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Full Interview With UF Student Who Gave DNA to UFPD In Assault Investigation

By on September 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 23, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Extended exclusive interview with WUFT’s Leah Harding and Jay Martin. Martin was questioned and had his DNA swabbed by the University of Florida Police Department in regards to the recent attacks on women on and near UF’s campus.

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Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Released 911 Call

By on September 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 23, 2014 at 11:18 am

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 phone call made by Don Spirit today. Don Spirit called 911 on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at approximately 4 p.m. to inform the police that he had shot and killed his daughter, Sarah [...]

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Police Release New Video and Composite Sketch of Attack Suspect

By on September 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 23, 2014 at 1:10 pm

The Gainesville Police and University of Florida Police departments released a new video and composite sketch of the suspect sought in connection with the three attacks since Aug. 30 on or near the University of Florida campus. Police describe the [...]

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Police Collecting DNA Samples in Relation to Recent Attacks

By on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm

The University of Florida Police Department and the Gainesville Police Department are targeting individuals for DNA samples that vaguely fit the suspect’s description from the three attacks that occurred on or near UF’s campus.

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Bell Residents Hold Vigil In Honor Of Slain Family

By on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 5:17 pm

In the small town of Bell, family and friends gathered at a candlelight vigil to honor the lives of Sarah Spirit, 28, and her six children. Police said last Thursday, Don Spirit shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren before turning the gun on himself.

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Pictures: Bell Residents Hold Vigil In Memory Of Slain Family

By on September 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: September 22, 2014 at 6:27 pm
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Bell Residents Express Sadness, Shock in Wake of Shooting

By on September 19th, 2014 | Last updated: September 19, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Bell residents wake up to tragedy in wake of shooting. Don Spirit, 51, killed his daughter, six grandchildren and himself on Thursday around 4 p.m.

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Bell Shooter Don Spirit: An Extensive Criminal History

By on September 19th, 2014 | Last updated: September 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Before Don Spirit shot and killed his daughter, six children and himself on Sept. 18, he acquired an extensive criminal background. Spirit’s prior crimes occurred in several counties in Florida.

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