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Leonora LaPeter Anton - Enterprise Reporter

Enterprise Reporter

As a child, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I found my way to journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I worked at a series of smaller newspapers before coming to the Times, where I was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for exposing violence at Florida's underfunded mental hospitals.

  1. An outbreak. Evacuations. Forty families shattered.
  2. Bob Bohen waves at his daughter, Leonora, and his ex-wife, Barbara Bohen, through the glass door at his assisted living facility on May 14.
  3. Tommy Zeigler has been on death row since 1976. CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times
  4. Tommy Zeigler has been on death row since 1976.
  5. Tommy Zeigler, photographed on death row on June 21, 2018.
  6. Jennifer Garrett, 29, watches her 4-year-old son, Boaz, as protesters gather across the street from City Hall on June 11 in St. Petersburg.
  7. Don Lewis in a picture from 1997
  8. Sydni Sands, 24, from St. Petersburg, in center, holds her "Dump Trump" sign while marching from City Hall on Thursday, June 11, 2020 in St. Petersburg.
  9. Florida Highway Patrol block the intersection of Tyler Street and Ashley Drive as protestors march past Saturday, June 6, 2020 in Tampa.
  10. Denise Kwiatkowski has stayed home in Ruskin, isolating from vulnerable family members.
  11. Assistant Manager Shak Siddiquee poses inside Gulfport Shell on April 1.
  12. The 180-bed Atria Willow Wood appears to be the hardest-hit assisted living facility so far by the coronavirus.
  13. Tommy Zeigler, photographed on death row, has spent years hoping that Florida will allow for DNA testing of the evidence in his case. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
  14. At the Northeast Shopping Center Publix, customers had cleared out the entire aisle of paper goods, including paper towels and toilet paper, by the end of the day Sunday.
  15. Times reporter Leonora LaPeter Anton with her dad, Bob Bohen.
  16. Squares from the shirt Tommy Zeigler was wearing on the night of the murders have been DNA tested, supporting his version of events. But further tests have been rejected by courts and prosecutors.
  17. Florida's Baker Act was written in 1971 by Maxine Baker, a 65-year-old grandmother and a freshman Florida legislator from Miami-Dade County, seen here in a 1965 photo.
  18. Staci Plonsky holds art from her autistic son, A.J. Plonsky, depicting his memory of being taken by the school resource officer to a mental health facility under Florida's Baker Act law. The incident took place on A.J's first day of middle school. Photo taken November 17, 2019.
  19. Ann Corzo and her son Kristopher.
  20. Tommy Zeigler was arrested days after the  Christmas Eve 1975 slayings of his wife, in-laws and a customer in his Winter Garden furniture store.
  21. Danielle Harris of Pinellas Park leans against a large photo of Terri Schiavo and her mother, Mary Schindler, during a vigil outside the Woodside Hospice Villas in 2003.
  22. A 3-year-old boy blocks the sun from his eyes while holding a protest sign in New Port Richey. Fifteen protestors showed up when Judge George Greer was honored in 2005 with an award from the West Pasco Bar Association. Times (2005)
  23. Jan Killilea of Boca Raton, at left, and Kelly Jarvis of Tarpon Springs help Blake Taylor out of the Clearwater courthouse after her divorce hearing in March. Killilea started the First Wives Advocacy Group for women struggling with alimony and divorce. [LEONORA LaPETER ANTON   |   Times]