Tag Archives: Alachua County

Gainesville man receives 30-year sentence for violent courtroom attack on his defense attorney

A man who punched his defense attorney in the head during his trial at the Alachua County Courthouse in November, fracturing his skull, was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday. The assault prompted an amendment to legislation that raises the penalties for violent offenders who attack a defense attorney or public defender acting in their courtroom capacity.

Read More »

The Point, May 30, 2023: Nine injured after Memorial Day shooting

Subscribe to The Point, arriving in your inbox Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. The stories near you • WUFT News: Gainesville’s Evergreen Cemetery hosts Memorial Day service to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. “Gainesville’s Evergreen Cemetery Memorial Day service held on Monday offered a chance for community connection …

Read More »