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Briefs: Pinellas inmate gets 20 years for phony judge's order and 16 hours free

For 16 hours free, 20 years

One day of stolen freedom has resulted in 20 years of prison time for Nydeed Nashaddai. While awaiting trial on forgery and burglary charges in the Pinellas County Jail last year, Nashaddai concocted a phony judge's order saying he should be released. He was re-arrested 16 hours later. And on Monday, Circuit Judge Cynthia Newton sentenced him to 20 years in prison. Newton pointed to a jail recording in which he laughed while discussing an escape scheme with a friend. "It was a very well-thought-out, carefully crafted plan," Newton said.

Vets memorial dedication at USF St. Petersburg

The public is invited to the dedication of a new memorial honoring military veterans Wednesday at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. The monument will be installed near the flagpole between Davis and Bayboro Halls, 140 Seventh Ave. S, in St. Petersburg. Retired Rear Adm. Wallace N. Guthrie Jr. will speak, and veterans in attendance will be honored. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. Information: (727) 873-4490.

Detour on 28th Street N

CSX Transportation is rebuilding the railroad crossing on 28th Street near 34th Avenue N. Work will be going on through Nov. 20. As a result, traffic on 28th will be closed between 30th and 38th avenues N in St. Petersburg. Northbound traffic will be detoured at 30th Avenue to 16th Street; and southbound traffic will be detoured at 38th Avenue to 34th Street. Information: (727) 893-7400.

Correction

The name of Assistant Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Moin Khan was misspelled in an article Wednesday about a court hearing for Jennifer Mee, who is charged with murder.

Briefs: Pinellas inmate gets 20 years for phony judge's order and 16 hours free 11/08/10 [Last modified: Monday, November 8, 2010 10:25pm]
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