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1 killed, 2 injured in hotel stabbings

One person was killed and two wounded in stabbings at a hotel late Tuesday, police said.

The stabbings occurred in the kitchen of Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort, broadcast stations reported.

The suspect is a disgruntled employee, WSVN-TV reported.

The injured were in critical condition at Broward General Hospital.

2 men charged

in Disney robbery

ORLANDO _ Two Orange County men were charged Tuesday in an armed robbery at Walt Disney World.

Jarrod Brown, 17, and Michael Watts, 20, were charged with armed robbery, grand theft and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Nobody was injured in the July 8 holdup, which occurred just before midnight as the park was closing. The robbers took the money from two workers in a tunnel below the Magic Kingdom as the workers were taking the cash to an office.

One victim told detectives she gave information to Brown, Watts and her brother that might have helped them plan the holdup.

Detectives suspected from the start that the robbers were friends of Walt Disney World workers or former workers themselves, because they seemed to know where to find the money.

Santeria priest

gets probation

MIAMI _ A Santeria priest who sacrificed animals in religious rituals received two years' probation and 400 hours of community service after pleading no contest to animal cruelty Tuesday.

Rigoberto Zamora, 59, faced four counts of animal cruelty, with each count carrying a $5,000 fine and a year's imprisonment. He struck the plea bargain, under which the judge found him guilty of only one count, just as jury selection was about to commence.

Santeria, an Afro-Caribbean religion that is a mixture of Catholicism and voodoo, calls for the sacrifice of chickens and other fowl, sheep, goats, lamb and other animals to appease the gods.

Zamora has long argued that as long as he was practicing Santeria, he can treat animals any way he wants.

Suit blames Kmart

in shooting incident

DESTIN _ A Panhandle couple charges that Kmart illegally sold an air gun to an underage youth who fired it and blinded their son in one eye.

The discount chain violated state law and its own company policy when it sold the air gun to 15-year-old Chris Lehman on Feb. 12, an attorney for Tensor and Virginia Mallette said Tuesday.

On Feb. 15, Chris Lehman fired the gun, striking Nicholas Mallette, 11, and blinding his right eye, attorney Troy Rafferty said.

Florida statutes classify the air gun as a weapon and prohibit selling weapons to anyone under 18, the suit said.

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