In your Monday-morning wrapup of crime, horrors, and the occasional glimmer of hope: A man is charged with fatablly stabbing his wife in front of his daughter, a young girl was accidentally shot during a two-man gunfight, a bicyclist and a pedestrian were hit by vehicles in separate incidents, manatees were found in troubled water, and Louisiana pelicans are finding a new temporary home in Miami.
Forty-nine-year-old Guillermo Cora is accused of stabbing his wife to death. Neighbors report hearing their 13-year-old daughter scream in Spanish, "Daddy, daddy, don't do it!" His wife, Stella Garcia Decora, 42, was found with multiple stab wounds Friday around 5 p.m. in the family's home near NW First Avenue and Ninth Avenue.
The couple has two other children, but only the daughter was home. Cora also had a large cut on his neck; he will face charges of first-degree murder. Police have not yet uncovered a motive. [CBS4 | Herald]
- A young girl was shot in the crossfire during an argument between two men in Florida City. [NBCMiami]
- A man was hit by a van while crossing the street near NW 130th Street and Tenth Avenue. He's in stable condition. [WSVN]
- Thirty-one-year-old Daniel Martinez was riding his bicycle around SW 287th Street and 152nd Avenue around 7 p.m. this past Saturday when he was hit by a car and killed. The driver fled, but police have now arrested 24-year-old Jorge Lugo and charged him with first-degree murder. [WSVN]
- Pit bulls classified as service dogs can skirt the county's ban on the breed. [Herald]
- Manatees were found in murky water near the Palmetto Expressway. Officials are worried the sea cows might be lost and unable to find their way out because of the low visibility in the water. [JustNews]
- Meanwhile, pelicans affected by the oil spill in Louisiana are recovering in Miami. [NBCMiami]