Seventeen-year-old Jordan Davis was shot just ten months after the death of Trayvon Martin, and the cases immediately drew comparisons. Both were young, unarmed black teenage boys. Both shootings happened in Florida. Both were killed by older, armed non-black men. However, Davis's killer, Michael ... More >>
We're not sure who would want to live in the home OJ Simpson retreated to after being acquitted of murder charges, but in October it could be yours. After being foreclosed on, Simpson's Kendall pad is being put up for auction.
Derek Medina, 31, fatally shot his wife, Jennifer Alfonso, at their South Miami townhouse this morning and then posted a confession and a picture of her dead, bloody body slumped on their kitchen floor before he went to a police station and admitted to the murder. See also: Derek Medina, Facebook W ... More >>
After Trayvon Martin's supporters mourned Saturday's not-guilty verdict, hundreds of thousands have turned to the Department of Justice to urge the feds to make a second attempt to convict George Zimmerman of civil rights violations. The DOJ has confirmed that its inquiry into the case remains open ... More >>
Former University of Florida star and current accused murderer Aaron Hernandez is suddenly getting a lot of sympathy. First, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson was quoted as saying the deposed Patriot was a "model inmate" who didn't show signs of nervousness. And now, the American Civil Liberties ... More >>
With George Zimmerman's trial starting in Central Florida this week for the murder of Miami-area teen Trayvon Martin, the controversial case has rocketed back to the headlines. Fox News, however, appears to have taken a novel approach to its coverage of the tragedy, and recently invited a guest on w ... More >>
Sixteen months ago, a Miami teenager carrying a cell phone, a pack of Skittles, and a soft drink was shot to death in his father's Central Florida town by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman. The case soon erupted into a referral on race -- because the victim, Trayvon Martin, was black and the sh ... More >>
Sitting in a car with two unidentified men near NW 152nd Street and Sixth Avenue in the parking lot of an apartment complex, Kenneth "Nu Money" Casilla was murdered. According to Miami-Dade Police Department (via NY1), the Brooklyn-bred, Miami-based rapper and Rich Mafia crew member was shot and ki ... More >>
A bit of tooth can ruin a good blowjob. Entirely too much tooth can land you behind bars on attempted murder charges.Priscilla Vaughn, a 29-year-old Orange County escort, was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly attacking a client and attempting to bite off his genitals.
What happens in the family, used to stay in the family. No longer.The Santiesteban drug clan -- which made millions by running grow houses all over South Florida and smuggling pot up the coast to New York City -- now appears to be falling apart. Earlier today, one of the gang's leaders, Derrick Sant ... More >>
Officer Reinaldo Goyo, a City of Miami police officer who shot and killed Travis McNeill, a 28-year-old unarmed black man during a traffic stop, has been officially terminated from his position. Goyo had previously avoided criminal manslaughter charges after prosecutors declined to pursuit the case, ... More >>
The father of a 13-year-old girl who was shot and killed while riding a school bus in Miami last month has committed suicide just over a month after the original tragedy. Armando Guzman's body was found dead inside a car near Fort Lauderdale on Thursday.
Sean Dugas used to work the crime beat at The Pensacola News Journal, and sadly his death may be just as bizarre as the crimes he covered. Dugas had been missing since late August. His body was uncovered this weekend, buried in a Georgia backyard in a plastic container that has been encased in concr ... More >>
Also read "Boxer Yathomas Riley: Beast or Victim?" and "Yathomas Riley Attempted Murder Case: Bloody Letter Bolsters Appeal."Two years ago, Yathomas Riley was an undefeated, up-and-coming boxer from Florida City. But when his girlfriend -- a prison guard named Koketia King -- was shot in the face Ju ... More >>
This afternoon, Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones and Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell are meeting with Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa to ask him what he is doing to address a violent gang war that has enveloped Liberty City over the past three months. "We're going to ask him what t ... More >>
Whitey Houston, dead at 48. While the cause remains unknown, the circumstances surrounding the singer's untimely death suggest that she may have drowned in her Beverly Hilton hotel room after falling asleep in the bathtub. It goes without saying, Xanax and bubble baths don't mix well. And nei ... More >>
via FIUSports.comQuentin Wyche, the man accused of murdering FIU running back Kendall Berry during an on-campus confrontation in March 2010, could walk free without a trial thanks to Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law that was championed by former governor Jeb Bush. At least that's what his attorn ... More >>
Police believe Steven Warren, 37, prowled the Overtown area of Downtown Miami preying on homeless women. Warren was arrested on New Years Day and charged with raping two women, and police believe he may be responsible for more. Warren has also been linked to the death of a woman in a popular ... More >>
photo by Theo KarantsalisOfficer Jeff CollinsA traffic stop in Miami Springs turned into a nightmare for a veteran traffic cop yesterday. A teenage driver dragged the officer for more than a block before letting him slam into the asphalt.Pavert Cutino, the 15-year-old driver, now faces attempted ... More >>
Back in July, Panama City, Florida teen Jacob Hendershot was missing for weeks before his naked body was found dead inside a storm drain. Now one of four suspects in the case claims she's a vampire."Since I was like 12 every fiber in my body basically everything, I know this is going to be crazy, ... More >>
Thirty years ago today, the Miami-Dade morgue had more dead bodies than it could handle. So to keep the surplus cadavers on ice, the medical examiner's office rented a refrigerated truck. The $800-a-month rental was a symbol of Miami's ignominious distinction as the nation's murder capital, large ... More >>
Casey AnthonyWelp, turns out she didn't do it.Or, at least she won't be going to jail for it -- Orlando's Casey Anthony was acquitted of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter yesterday, and, depending on how the legal wranglings go, will probably get to go home before the weekend, which should be ... More >>
In a Jacksonville courthouse yesterday, Alexandra V. Tobias, 22, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder in the death of her 3-month-old son, Dylan Lee Edmondson. Her chilling motive: The boy was annoying Tobias while she was trying to play the highly addictive Facebook game Farmville. ... More >>
via Bennovackjr.comThe bizarre saga of Ben Novack Jr. -- the amputee-porn-lovin' Fontainebleau heir found murdered in a New York hotel room last summer -- is finally closer to a conclusion. His wife, Narcy Novack, and three other accomplices were indicted in New York today an ... More >>
One-year-old Kianna Meus was found dead in the North Miami home of her grandmother on Monday. Originally reports and quotes from the family indicated that the death was an accident, but now police have charged Timothy Bodden, 23, with second degree murder for the death.Bodden is the boyfriend of ... More >>
Edwin Valero racked up an impressive 29-0 record in his professional boxing career, all ending with KOs, with 19 in the first round. The Venezuelan was never destined to be popular in Miami, considering he had a giant portrait of Hugo Chávez tattooed on his chest, but he's dead now. He was ... More >>
The ultra-posh Delano Hotel in Miami Beach, where your average room price exceeds $800 per night, had a disastrous Christmas. The morning of December 24, cops found the body of a giant washed up on the beach behind the hotel. They still haven't identified the 6'9", 335-pound corpse, and homicide ... More >>
Mayoral candidate Tomas Regalado may be accused of not being able to deal with his personal finances (he claims to only be worth $5000 year after year, and once had his wages garnished for not paying taxes), but his campaign manager is doing a good job with his war chest. He's consistently out-raisi ... More >>
Simon Silva, a 66 year-old Miami resident, lived and worked on the property of his unnamed boss and de-facto landlord until he was fired earlier this week. Silva began making arrangements to move out, but the landlord seemingly grew inpatient yesterday and disconnected the air condition du ... More >>
Bad guys, party on! Three of Miami's best prosecutors are getting the boot.
Watch out for floating bodies. It wasn't all that long ago that we were slapping each other on the back and toasting an entire month without a murder in Miami. Well, it looks like its high time to welcome everyone back to the Magic City we all know and love, a place where two bodies mysteriously ... More >>
You'd think if someone was lucky enough to be acquitted on a double murder charge they kinda, sorta admitted to they'd try their best to stay the hell away from a courtroom for the rest of their lives. Lightning doesn't strike twice, y'know. Not true for Kendall's most notorious resident, O.J. Sim ... More >>
The Escobar brothers are in jail for murdering a cop, but 20 years later, there's still no verdict.
Curious George director Alan Shalleck's curiosity killed him.
A significant Broadway gem comes to Miami
In Opa-locka, gang warfare, drug dealing, and decay are a way of life
Eight years later, a dead girl's family awaits justice
Donna Weaver hoped to get help from the FBI in finding her husband. Instead she got crooked agents working with violent drug dealers
Raul Martinez is a product of Miami's dysfunctional police department, so how can he be expected to transform it?
The murder of fifteen-year-old Jarvis Hilbert hardly came as a surprise. In fact some would say it was inevitable.
A Dade man finds himself accused of raping three young boys. Because he is HIV-positive, prosecutors are calling it attempted murder.
Crushed in a garbage truck, poisoned by a landlady, crapped out-literally--during a dice game. These and more are buried in this county's cemetaries, and come Halloween night, they'll be dying to get out