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Wife accused of murder plot

Published Mar. 22, 1991|Updated Oct. 13, 2005

A woman has been charged with plotting her husband's slaying with two men already accused of murdering two Pizza Hut employees in January. Kimberly Brinson, 26, a former Pizza Hut employee, was charged Wednesday with conspiring to kill her 28-year-old husband, Stephen, police said. The killing never occurred. Prosecutors allege that Marc Anthony Christmas and Steven Stein planned to kill Mrs. Brinson's husband and three other men, including two more Pizza Hut workers. Those three murders also did not occur. A police report said Mrs. Brinson had been asking Christmas to kill her husband since early 1990. She promised Christmas "a home and kids" if Brinson was "out of the way," the report said.Universities plan launches

TALLAHASSEE _ The Spaceport Florida Authority has announced its first series of planned flights that will carry experimental payloads from the state's universities. The first launch from Cape San Blas in Gulf County is tentatively set for May and will carry an upper atmospheric wind and temperature data sensor along with three ozone detection systems sponsored by Florida State University. A solar corona observation experiment sponsored by the Florida Institute of Technology in cooperation with the University of Florida and University of Arizona also has been approved by the authority. It may be launched July 11 during the solar eclipse, authority officials said Thursday. The Spaceport Authority was created in 1989 as a public corporation to stimulate the development of a private space industry in Florida and provide research opportunities to the state's universities.

Inmate groups clash in jail

ORLANDO _ Jail officials investigated conflicting reports Thursday about clashes between inmates at the Seminole County facility. One report said more than two dozen black inmates in a cellblock were allowed to systematically beat a smaller group of white inmates and take their belongings early Wednesday. One white prisoner was treated at a hospital for a broken nose. Three other white inmates were hurt, including one who had a broken finger, sheriff's spokesman George Proechel said. Some inmates flooded toilets and threw trash and mattresses. The clash came after jailers turned on normally unused security lights in the cellblocks. Black inmates thought white inmates had requested it, Proechel said.

_ Compiled by RANDY ROGUSKI

from wire reports


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