Across the nation, Americans have been gripped by the amazing escape of three young women kidnapped and imprisoned inside a house in Cleveland for a decade. Here in Miami, the horrific tale happens to bear an eery resemblance to this week's cover story, in which two sisters suffer unspeakable horro ... More >>
Miami-based Burger King is in the news again, not because of its food, but because of a senseless murder.Jose Reyes Mejia-Varela, the former manager of a BK located in Maryland, has pleaded guilty to the murder of Jacinta "Patty" Ayala, assistant manager at the same location.Ayala, 32, was the mothe ... More >>
Ever wanted to own the autograph of a man who gunned down an unarmed teenager guilty of nothing more than being black in his own neighborhood? If you agree with that sentiment, probably not. But the legion who think George Zimmerman is a Second Amendment hero who bravely killed a violent intruder to ... More >>
Carolyn Dukeshire, a 62-year-old Florida Keys woman known to residents as the "Sea Hag," sits behind bars on charges of first-degree murder after police say she shot a man five times after he refused to give her a beer. The incident occurred last night after the victim, 64-year-old Martin Mazur, has ... More >>
Police across Florida are looking for a 19-year-old accused of killing his own grandma as brutally as possible: By stabbing her more than 100 times, beating her in the face with a wrench and even shooting her in the head with a crossbow.Jason Aristotle Smiddie has been on the run since police in ... More >>
After being convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing a classmate during school at Coral Gables High School, Andy Rodriguez, 19, has avoided life in prison, but was sentenced to 40 years in jail this morning. Following his release, at the age of 59 if he serves his full term, he will also se ... More >>
The fallout from ex-chief Miguel Exposito's reign hasn't ended yet.Miguel Exposito may be gone, but the blowback from his turbulent reign atop the Miami Police Department hasn't ended yet. Eight months after the last of seven fatal shootings of young black men by Exposito's force, the U.S. Just ... More >>
At the end of the day, jails have one job: to keep prisoners on the inside. Miami-Dade County Jail has pretty much failed its basic duty today by letting a man convicted of attempted murder walk free. He didn't even try to escape. They just let him go.Dexter A. Davis, 36, was released this mornin ... More >>
Det. Ed Hill of North Miami Beach has already broken one giant police no-no: sleeping with the Russian mail-order bride of a man he'd just arrested for murder. Just for good measure, he went ahead and took over the jailed man's driveway-paving business, too.Now Hill is accused of forging a signat ... More >>
The murder trial for the fatal stabbing that claimed the life of 17-year-old Juan Carlos Rivera in the halls of Coral Gables Senior High School back in 2009 is underway. Prosecutors are eager to portray the defendant, Andy Rodriguez, as a jealous boyfriend who stabbed Rivera after his girlfriend, ... More >>
A new druggy detail has emerged in the shocking case of Tyler Hadley, the Florida teen who killed his parents with a hammer over the weekend and then threw a party in their house: Hadley's best friend now tells the media that the teen claimed he was high on ecstasy when he bludgeoned his parents ... More >>
Eighteen-year-old Jay Stubbs is behind bars and facing charges that he fatally shot his 16-year-old girlfriend, Tracy Gabriel, in the face. Police booked Stubbs just a little more than 24 hours after the early Tuesday-morning murder.
Miami-Dade PoliceMore than three years after she went missing, Miami-Dade Police investigators believe Lilly Aramburo was a victim of foul play. At least, that's what an updated missing persons flyer seems to indicate. New Times wrote a cover story about the young single mother's June 1, 2007 dis ... More >>
In today's senseless murder news, a maintenance worker was shot dead while helping police evict a tenant from an Ocean Drive apartment in South Beach this morning. The shooter and a police officer were also injured, though neither seriously.
Dead rock stars are a dime a dozen. They usually drink themselves to death, overdose on narcotics, crash cars, or get on faulty aircrafts with drunk pilots on drugs who crash cars. But murdered musicians? That's where it gets gruesome. Check out these 10 tales of death by murder.
via Miami Dade CorrectionsYankier Crespo faces a charge of second-degree attempted murder.Just after 10 this morning, a 32-year-old Cuban immigrant named Yankier Crespo got into a fight with another man riding in his black Camry. The yelling turned into a fistfight, and the men spilled out onto S ... More >>
WycheTwenty-two-year-old Quentin Wyche has surrendered to police for the on-campus stabbing death of Florida International University football star Kendall Berry. Wyche had spent a few days on the football team as a walk-on before being let go. He also worked in Berry's dormitory. Repor ... More >>
via WSVNU.S. Marshals Captured two men wanted for the murder of a Maryland woman late last year after they were tipped off the pair was in Miami.Joel Milburn, 20 and Seth Jedlicka, only 17, were arrested today at the Motel Blanco at 5255 Biscayne Blvd.They are two of four men believed to be invol ... More >>
Who executed a career criminal wanted in connection with a February slaying in Miami? via St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department Miami police were still looking for Travis John Lattimore when he was gunned down in Fort Pierce.That's what the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department is trying t ... More >>
Miami-Dade CorrectionsMiami Police are investigating Jonathan Henry Cobb in connection with a murder in Overtown. Don't be surprised if aggressive cop eluder Jonathan Henry Cobb ends up on a future episode of the First 48, A&E's cop reality drama that often features Miami's top homicide inves ... More >>
Last Wednesday, the early contender for young 2010's most senseless murder of the year went down at the People's Self-Storage on NW 79th Street. via Miami Dade Corrections Police say Wesley Benard Henton shot and killed Joslin Augustin last Wednesday.Just after 12:30 in the afternoon ... More >>
Alex Izaguirre Two days ago, Los Angeles Police homicide detectives arrested Joshua Woodward, who teamed up with celebrity chef Govind Armstrong to bring their West Coast food offerings to South Beach via Table 8. The cops charged Woodward with the murder of his unborn child.According to an ... More >>
8 oz. Burger Two days ago, Los Angeles Police homicide detectives arrested Joshua Woodward, who teamed up with celebrity chef Govind Armstrong to bring their West Coast food offerings to South Beach with Table 8 and 8 oz. Burger Bar. The cops charged Woodward with the murder of his unborn child.A ... More >>
A man was found lying dead with gunshot wounds on a Northwest Miami-Dade street last night, according to Miami-Dade Police.Cops found the body of 22-year-old Israel Travis on the pavement in front of 9111 NW 29th Ct. after they responded to a call about gunshots fired at 10:25 p.m.In January 2007,&n ... More >>
Nearly two and half years ago, New Times covered the story of a botched abortion which resulted in a live birth. Belkis Gonzalez, the owner of the Hialeah clinic, cut the umbilical cord after staff started screaming that the child was alive, she then sealed the child in a bio-hazard bag and through ... More >>
Back in 2004, New Times wrote about the murder of R.J. Lockwood in the feature "Hardcore and Bleeding." The Virgina-native was found dead in a loft in Overtown on January 4, 2004, in what was first assumed by Miami police to be an apparent drug overdose, despite the objections from Lockwood's roomma ... More >>
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The Bahamas. A feast of sun, fun, and upscale resorts, right? Try adding murder to the mix, toss in a dubious justice system, and spread over a teeming underclass.
When federal prosecutors seek the death penalty in drug-related murders, the defendants are almost always black. Why should Miami's first "kingpin" case be any exception?
When it comes to crimes of passion, Hialeah is Dade's undisputed champ. Unfortunately, the competition never lets up.
MDCC English professor Wade Harris didn't share much about his life. But he might well have shared his murderer.
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