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North Pinellas briefs: Palm Harbor woman arrested in husband's stabbing death


Palm Harbor woman arrested in spouse's death

Pinellas County sheriff's detectives Monday arrested a 60-year-old Palm Harbor woman in the stabbing death last year of her estranged husband in unincorporated Clearwater. Linda Weeks of 1616 Indiana Ave. was arrested and booked into the Pinellas County Jail on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 61-year-old Martin Weeks. His body was found outside his home at Silk Oak Mobile Home Park off U.S. 19 on June 13. Monday she denied being involved in his death, but detectives say she stabbed him 28 times in a jealous rage after learning he had an affair with a 30-year-old woman. She was being held without bail Monday night.

Woman killed in crash is identified

A driver killed in a two-car accident Saturday on Alderman Road near Belcher Road has been identified as Dorothy M. Schneider, 45, of Palm Harbor, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The driver of the second vehicle, Cathy Hauber, 52, of Palm Harbor was in fair condition Monday at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. The accident happened about 12:30 p.m. Hauber was headed east on Alderman in a 2005 Mercedes-Benz, troopers said. Schneider, driving a 2004 Jaguar, lived on Pinetree Court, not far from the scene of the accident. She pulled onto the eastbound lanes of Alderman and was struck by Hauber's car, which pushed her Jaguar into a utility pole on the shoulder of the road.


Tot nearly drowns in family's pool

A 20-month-old boy nearly drowned Monday morning in an above-ground pool at his family's home in unincorporated Largo, Pinellas sheriff's officials say. About 10:30 a.m., Sherri Lynne Sibilia, 48, was watching three of her grandchildren through a window as they played outside the home at 9215 83rd Lane N, deputies said. Sibilia began rinsing her hair in a sink near the window and when she checked on the children again, she noticed her grandson Javon Williams was missing, deputies said. Checking the yard, she found the ladder to the pool down and discovered Javon at the bottom of the pool. She dived in and pulled him out, then called 911. An emergency operator told her how to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and CPR. Javon was rushed to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg with life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Pinellas deaths

Gilliand, Joseph William Sr. "Bill"

McCormick, Robert W.

Muniz-Fernandez, Lydia Carmen

Short, Mary A.

Spencer, Cheryl

Trnka, Victor

Zimmerman, Irma P.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

North Pinellas briefs: Palm Harbor woman arrested in husband's stabbing death 05/12/08 [Last modified: Monday, May 12, 2008 8:46pm]
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