Death recommended in home invasion killing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Florida jury deliberated less than two hours before recommending a death sentence for a man convicted of killing his landlord in 2010, prosecutors said.

Trial of teen killer will focus on sanity

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Mental illness is expected to be the focus in the trial of a Florida teenager accused of killing a classmate in the bathroom of a Miami middle school.

Judge delays trial in school killing

MIAMI, June 3 (UPI) -- A Miami judge delayed the trial Tuesday of a young man accused of killing a friend in 2004 in a middle school bathroom.

Brain abnormality may be blamed for death

MIAMI, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A teenager accused in the slashing death of another Miami middle school student is undergoing tests to try to find a growth in his brain.

Lionel Tate allowed to return home

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A Florida judge has allowed convicted killer Lionel Tate, the youngest U.S. child to be sentenced to life in prison, to return to his mother's home.

Custody tangle for S. Florida teen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The youngest child sentenced to life in prison in the United States is now in a custody dispute in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the Miami Herald reported.

Lionel Tate faces court hearing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Convicted murderer Lionel Tate's alleged house arrest violation in a park before dawn Friday followed an argument with his mother, his attorney says.

Blood reported on alleged slayer

MIAMI, June 18 (UPI) -- Classmates at a Miami middle school said suspected killer Michael Hernandez returned to class after the death of a classmate with blood on his clothes.

School stabbing defense seeks speedup

MIAMI, May 11 (UPI) -- A Miami judge has denied a motion to dismiss charges against a 14-year-old middle school student accused of fatally slashing the throat of a schoolmate.

Plea deal reached for youngest lifer

MIAMI, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A Florida judge is expected to ratify a plea deal reached Sunday that could free Lionel Tate, the youngest person sentenced to life in prison for murder.

Court orders new trial in child killing

MIAMI, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A Florida appeals court has ordered a new trial for a 16-year-old boy convicted of second-degree murder of a 6-year-old girl which was committed when he was 12.

Young Florida inmate applies for clemency

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 7 (UPI) -- As the Florida clemency board considers the fate of a teenager convicted of murder committed when he was 12, his attorney will appear Friday on a network televi
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