NEW PORT RICHEY
man gets 25 years for 2005 motel slaying
Adam Jones, the final defendant in a 2005 Hudson motel slaying, pleaded guilty Tuesday and will spend the next 25 years in prison. Jones, 24, pleaded to second-degree murder in the slaying of John Faulkner, 46, who authorities say was killed during an attempt to rob him of drugs at the West Side Efficiency Motel. Carlos Oscar Fuentes, who authorities say fired the fatal shot, pleaded guilty in June and was sentenced to 30 years. The others were charged as accomplices to murder. Jones and Anthony Ponds were with Fuentes when he walked up to the motel room, authorities said. Ponds pleaded in 2006 and got 15 years in prison. The two defendants who remained in the car also reached plea agreements: Bryan Charles Presley got six years in prison. Leonard Joseph Rera got 20 years.
Five professors talk about election
Political junkies will be in heaven during a forum at Saint Leo University tonight. Five professors will talk at Saint Leo University's Constitution Day celebration on the importance of the Constitution and Electoral College. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Student Community Center boardroom on Saint Leo University's main campus on State Road 52. Constitution Day is an annual event at the university held in honor of the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Anthony Esposito, assistant professor of history, will speak on "Toward More Democracy: Political Parties, the Electoral College, and the Constitution"; Hudson Reynolds, associate professor of political science, will speak on "What? I Don't Get to Vote for the President? Electoral College and the Constitution"; Marco Rimanelli, professor of political science, will speak on "Foreign Policy and Security Challenges for the New President and Political Parties"; Heather Parker, assistant professor of history, will speak on "What's in a Name? The Unusual Presidential Candidate"; and Jack McTague, professor of history, will speak on "The 2008 Campaign So Far." Doug Astolfi, professor of history, will moderate the event. Admission is free. For information call (352) 588-8772.
Annery, Mary C.
Cannarsa, Fay T.
Castor, Clinton Eugene Jr. "Sonny"
Erickson, Barbara V.
McCarthy, John Joseph
Rodriguez, Genesis Michele
Rosch-Etterwind, Barbara J.
Sharretts, Marshall Godefroy
Sheets, Robert Howard "Fingers"
Smith, Robert W.
Specht, Roy J.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.