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Two People Die in Levy County Home Fire

The charred remains of a Levy County home are all that remain following a fire that killed two people early Wednesday morning, August 20, 2014. (Virginia Hamrick/WUFT News)

Local law enforcement and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a mobile home fire that occurred in Levy County early Wednesday morning.  Lt. Scott Tummond of Levy County Sheriff’s Office said the Bronson Fire Department responded to calls at 2:15 am at NE 105th Ave in unincorporated Levy County. …

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Pedro Bravo Found Guilty On All Seven Charges

Pedro Bravo stands while the jury exits the courtroom  during a break from closing statements by Assistant State Attorney Bill Ezzell during Bravo's murder trial at the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Friday, August 15, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

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, kidnapping-false imprisonment, poisoning, improper transportation of human remains, giving false …

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Jury Will Hear Closing Arguments Today In Bravo Trial

Pedro Bravo prepares to take the stand and testify during Bravo's murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Thursday, August 14, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Day 10 of the Pedro Bravo trial will begin at 8:30 am today. Bravo took the stand yesterday, despite his counsel’s multiple statements that he would not testify in his own defense. Throughout the day he spent hours on the stand disputing the state’s case. During his testimony, Bravo explained …

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Associate Medical Examiner Testifies in Bravo Trial

Dr. Martha Burt, a medical examiner with the District 8 Medical Examiner's Office, testifies during the Pedro Bravo murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Tuesday, August 12, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

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 area in Levy County where Christian Aguilar’s remains were found …

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GPD Detective Roberts Testifies in Bravo Trial

Gainesville Police Det. Randy Roberts listens to his Sept. 21, 2012 interview with Pedro Bravo as it's played for the jury during Pedro Bravo's murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 11, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

During the second half of the Pedro Bravo trial today, the state presented interrogation video between Detective Randy Roberts of the Gainesville Police Department and defendant Pedro Bravo. In the video Bravo said he never wanted to go to a school like Santa Fe. He wanted to go to a …

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Pedro Bravo Trial Resumes Today

Roberto Finale, one of Pedro Bravo's two roommates, testifies during Bravo's murder trial in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Friday, August 8, 2014.  Bravo is accused of killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

Week two of the Pedro Bravo trial begins today. Pedro Bravo is charged with the murder and kidnapping of Christian Aguilar, which the prosecution is saying was because of jealousy over Aguilar dating an ex-girlfriend of Bravo’s. On Friday, Bravo’s two former roommates took the stand, and so did the …

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Jury Selected On First Day of Pedro Bravo Trial

Defendant Pedro Bravo attends jury selection in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 4, 2014.  Bravo is on trial for the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

After a full day of questioning and deliberation both the prosecution and defense in the murder trial of Pedro Bravo agreed on a twelve-person jury. According to State Attorney Spokesperson Darry Lloyd, the court adjourned just before 6pm this evening with a jury selected. Trial proceedings will officially begin tomorrow …

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Jury Selection Begins In Pedro Bravo Trial

Defendant Pedro Bravo attends jury selection in courtroom 1B of the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center Monday, August 4, 2014.  Bravo is on trial for the murder of University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.  (Doug Finger/The Gainesville Sun/Pool)

The trial of Pedro Bravo, 20, a Miami man who faces life in prison for the 2012 kidnapping and killing of 18-year-old University of Florida student Christian Aguilar begins today at the Alachua County Criminal Justice Center. Bravo, a high school friend of Aguilar’s, is facing seven charges including kidnapping, poisoning, tampering …

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