Police are investigating threatening phone calls made by a member of John Graziano's family to the family of Terry Bollea, also known as Hulk Hogan. Clearwater police spokesman Doug Matthews could not say which Graziano allegedly made the threats; nor could he say which Bollea received them. Morris "Sandy" Weinberg, an attorney for Nick Bollea, confirmed that police had listened to the voicemails. John Graziano was a passenger in Nick Bollea's Toyota when he crashed Aug. 26. Graziano was critically injured and remains in a semiconscious state at Tampa's James A. Haley Medical Center. Nick Bollea is serving a jail sentence on a charge of reckless driving with serious bodily injury.
No charges in video beating for 3 teens
Prosecutors dropped criminal charges Friday against three of the eight teens accused in the March 30 videotaped beating of former Mulberry High cheerleader Victoria Lindsay. Kidnapping and battery charges were dropped against Cara Murphy, 16, Stephen Schumaker, 18, and Zachary Ashley, 17. A notice for each teen gave this explanation: "Further investigation has shown that there is insufficient evidence to proceed with charges against the defendant." Chip Thullbery, a spokesman for the State Attorney's Office in Bartow, did not elaborate. It is unsure whether the teens will become witnesses. "It's premature to determine who will be witnesses in the case," Thullbery told the Ledger in Lakeland.