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Florida father assaults suspect in son's death in courtroom bathroom

Florida father assaults suspect in son's death in courtroom bathroom

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A Florida man faces charges for allegedly beating up the suspect in his son's death in a courthouse bathroom, authorities say.
Two more girls accuse teen who allegedly demanded cash and sex for return of sexted photos

Two more girls accuse teen who allegedly demanded cash and sex for return of sexted photos

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- After being jailed last month, Florida teen Ricardo Carrion is now facing allegations that he demanded cash and sex from two other girls, threatening to post nude photos online.
Evan Bleier

Man gets life in prison for killing adoptive mother

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison for raping and killing his adoptive mother and dumping her body in a swamp in 2011.

WR Johnson sentenced to 30 days after courtroom butt-slapping

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 10 (UPI) -- By NFL receiver Chad Johnson's standards, it was a tame touchdown dance but the pat on the butt he gave his lawyer will land him in a Florida jail for 30 days.

Drug cartel hitman seeks reduction of Florida life sentence

MIAMI, April 30 (UPI) -- Jorge Ayala, convicted in three murders for a Miami drug kingpin, asked that his life prison term be reduced since he cooperated with authorities in the 1980s.

Armed judge ordered out of house in Fla.

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., April 30 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a neighbor's mistake led to a judge, armed with a pistol, being ordered out of a home on suspicion of being a burglar.

Fla. sex offender facing housing hassle

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A Florida judge refused to give more jail time to a sex offender who has no legal place to live, the convict's attorney said.

Legal technicality frees ex-Yankee Leyritz

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A legal technicality in Broward County, Fla., led to the release of former New York Yankees player Jim Leyritz from police custody, attorneys say.

Leyritz pleads innocent to manslaughter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Former New York Yankee Jim Leyritz pleaded innocent Thursday in Florida to an additional charge of DUI manslaughter in an incident last month.

Drug charge against former judge dropped

MIAMI, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A marijuana possession charge against a former circuit judge in Florida has been dropped by prosecutors.

Fla. man gets death in 1996 double slaying

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A Florida judge has sentenced Howard Steven Ault to death for the 1996 abduction and murder of two young sisters.

Judge lends shoeless defendant his loafers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 26 (UPI) -- A Florida judge lent a defendant his own shoes so the man would not have to testify in flip flops supplied by the jail.

Judge questions authority in hearing Smith

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A Florida judge Friday questioned whether courts in his state or California had jurisdiction over matters regarding Anna Nicole Smith's infant daughter.

Baby should get Smith's body, judge rules

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Anna Nicole Smith's 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn, should get Smith's body, a Broward County, Fla., judge ruled Thursday.

Judge allows MRI for convicted killer

MIAMI, July 19 (UPI) -- A Florida judge has granted convicted child killer Lionel Tate's motion for a brain scan.
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