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. From left to right: Chris Iovanna, 31, Justin Short, 35, and Nick Patel, 38, work to place shutters on their restaurant, the Soda Fountain of Venice, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, in Venice, Fla. Venice residents are preparing for the impacts of Hurricane Ian.
  2. Carrie Norris poses for a picture with her 11-year-old Shih-Tzu, Berand, in front of her Wimauma home. Moving to the suburbs came with tradeoffs.
  3. Annie Shockley, who is also known as Annie Robertson, is facing child neglect charges.
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  5. One Friday last July, siblings Bianca Torres, 11, and Sebastian Torres, 9, balance on a tree swing outside their Pembroke Pines home. Their mother watches, knowing how aware they are that finances are tight. Since their father stopped paying child support, she can’t afford to fix the hole in her roof and has pulled the plug on the children’s extracurriculars.
  6. Tommy Zeigler in 2019 on Florida's Death Row at Union Correctional Institution. Zeigler was convicted in the Christmas Eve 1975 killing of his wife, in-laws and another man at his family’s furniture store in Winter Garden, just outside Orlando. Zeigler was shot in the stomach that night and has maintained that he was the victim of a robbery. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
  7. Melody Engle brings up the amberjack she shot in the Gulf of Mexico. Engle started spearfishing about five years ago and is captain of the women's USA spearfishing team that will compete in Italy next month.
  8. Tommy Zeigler photographed on Florida's death row in 2018.
  9. Henry Sireci in an early mugshot.
  10. Tommy Zeigler has been on death row since 1976.
  11. Joseph Bethune, 62 of St. Petersburg raises his fist while observing the newly installed marker at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street and Second Ave South on Tuesday morning. 

On Nov. 12, 1914, John Evans a black laborer from Dunnellon was condemned by a secret council of 15 of St. Petersburg’s most influential citizens. He was then turned over to a mob of 1500 white residents and murdered. The location is where a mob hung and shot Evans, then sold postcards of the gruesome murder. 

The mission of the Pinellas Remembers Community Remembrance Project Coalition(CRPC) is to bear witness to the legacy of racial terror, epitomized by lynchings in America.
  12. Gwendolyn Reese, 71, president of the African American Heritage Association and a lifelong resident of St. Petersburg, poses near the intersection where, on Nov. 12, 1914, the public lynching of John Evans occurred. On Feb. 23, 2021, a memorial will be placed near the site.
  13. An outbreak. Evacuations. Forty families shattered.
  14. 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.
  15. Tommy Zeigler has been on death row since 1976. CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times
  16. Tommy Zeigler has been on death row since 1976.
  17. Tommy Zeigler, photographed on death row on June 21, 2018.
  18. 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.
  19. Don Lewis in a picture from 1997
  20. 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.
  21. Florida Highway Patrol block the intersection of Tyler Street and Ashley Drive as protestors march past Saturday, June 6, 2020 in Tampa.
  22. Denise Kwiatkowski has stayed home in Ruskin, isolating from vulnerable family members.
  23. Assistant Manager Shak Siddiquee poses inside Gulfport Shell on April 1.

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