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    November 25, 2015

    Former Immokalee High School and University of Florida football standout Jerald “J.C.” Jackson was found not guilty of four felonies Friday, charges that led to his departure from the Gators earlier this year. Jurors in Gainesville deliberated for about two hours before acquitting Jackson, a 2014 graduate, on three counts of home invasion robbery and […]

    October 19, 2015

    A jury on Friday found 65-year-old James Ellul not guilty of murdering his neighbor in the Lealman area in 2013. Pinellas Sheriff’s officials said at the time that Ellul got into a fight with neighbor Jerold Lester Jr., 55, at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park, 7403 46th Ave. N. They said Ellul was mad over […]

    August 27, 2015

    A Punta Gorda man is trying to get his life back together after spending a week in the Charlotte County Jail for a crime he didn’t commit. And now he wants to make sure what happened to him doesn’t happen to anyone else. John Andrews, 24, had just finished serving 10 months in jail for […]

    August 25, 2015

    A Punta Gorda man who spent four days in the Charlotte County Jail last week after police arrested him on a false warrant may not be the only one being wrongly imprisoned. “Other people reached out saying it happened to them,” said John Andrews. “It needs to be stopped.” Andrews, 24, was helping his brother […]

    July 31, 2015

    CAPE CORAL. Fl. – Nearly two weeks after a drunk driver plowed into the Diamond Billiards in Cape Coral killing one person and injuring others, the driver is a free man. However, Cape Coral police say charges are pending and an arrest will be made when their investigation is complete. According to police, William Gulliver, […]

    June 24, 2015

    CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL – The man accused of killing a jet skier in a Charlotte County boat crash 18 months ago says he is innocent. For the first time, we heard Bruce Vilardi’s side of the story and spoke to his attorney. Authorities say Vilardi was drunk when his boat crashed into a jet ski […]

    May 7, 2015

    FORT MYERS, FL – The man arrested for the murder of Danny Jimenez in Lehigh Acres last week has been released and the supposed eyewitness to the crime is now in jail on obstruction charges. Lazaro Hernandez was charged with murder after deputies got information from the witness, who Hernandez’s attorney identified as Erick Torres, […]

    May 3, 2015

    It was a dark day at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park 18 months ago. It’s the day 65-year-old James Ellul killed a man. “I stabbed him in the side and it went through his lung and into his heart,” Ellul said. Ellul says he had complained to management at the mobile home park that 55-year-old […]

    April 17, 2015

    CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — In Charlotte County, over 200 phone conversations between inmates and their attorneys that were meant to be confidential were actually recorded, and in some cases even listened to by members of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. Scott Weinberg is a criminal law attorney. He’s used to representing clients in lock up. What he […]

    November 13, 2014

    FORT MYERS — After a three-week trial, former Health Management Associates executive Josh Putter was found not guilty Thursday of falsifying a document during a federal investigation. Federal prosecutors said Putter — who was Charlotte Regional Medical Center’s CEO from 1998 to 2005 before becoming an HMA district president — wrote a letter in 2008 […]

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