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Sigfredo Garcia rubs his eyes as he prepares to hear the closing arguments on Thursday in his trial on charges he killed Florida State University law professor Daniel Markel in 2014. The case went to the jury later in the day, and they will resume deliberations Friday. Tallahassee Democrat
Florida State University law professor Daniel Markel was killed in 2014. Prosecutors blame his ex-wife, but only the hitman and his girlfriend stand trial.
Oct. 11• Crime
He was fleeing from officers trying to arrest him on 2018 allegations that he assaulted two boys, 10 and 12, according to Pinellas Park police.
Oct. 10• Crime
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and State Attorney Bernie McCabe caution deputies in light of a new law legalizing hemp.
Oct. 9• Pinellas
“I got angry," Michelle Louise Kolts told investigators. “I wasn’t going to hurt anybody.” A judge ordered her held without bail.
Oct. 8• Crime

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  1. Tikerria Nashay Bell, 21, was arrested on a charge of attempted murder. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
    She fled with their 18-month-old daughter, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
  2. James Dailey, 73, is set to be executed on Nov. 7 for the 1985 murder of 14-year-old Shelly Boggio. Left: Dailey at his 1987 trial, where he was convicted and sentenced to death. Middle: Dailey in 1993, when he was again sentenced to die. Right: The most current photo of Dailey on Florida's Death Row. Tampa Bay Times
    James Dailey’s execution remains set for Nov. 7. On Monday, a judge denied efforts to overturn his death sentence after a former prosecutor testified.
  3. Michael Psofimis is accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl. Pasco Sheriff's Office
    Deputies said the incident happened in September.
  4. Jane Galitello, 77, is accused of hitting a man over the head with a metal detector. Pasco County Sheriff's Office
    A 77-year-old woman is accused of hitting a 70-year-old man with a metal detector and cutting his arm with her nails.
  5. Taiwan Blandin, who Polk County deputies say murdered one woman and sexually battered another in early October, was arrested Saturday morning following a carjacking in Atlanta. Polk County Sheriff's Office
    “Based on the felonies he’s racked up, he likely won’t spend another day on the street,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.
  6. Austin Wyatt Altman Pasco County Sheriff's Office
    The 22-year-old man said he picked up the girl in Hernando County after meeting her on a popular social media app.
  7. Marileydi Gonzalez-Meza, 28, of Pinellas Park, was arrested Monday on charges of driving under the influence, driving while license suspended and driving in the wrong direction. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE  |  Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
    Reports came in about 1:20 a.m. Monday. A trooper pulled over Marileydi Gonzalez-Meza, 28.
  8. A surveillance photo of an alleged gunman in Tampa shared by the Tampa Police Department on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The shooter allegedly seriously injured an 18-year-old outside the Fat Boy grocery on the 1300 block of E Osborne Avenue, police say. Tampa Police Department
    The shooter was with a young boy, police said.
  9. St. Petersburg Police released this image of a suspect in the shooting of Artez Deandre Davis, 23, on Saturday. Anyone with information was urged to call police at (727) 893-7780. St. Petersburg Police
    The victim, 23, was pronounced dead at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.
  10. Clearwater Police said Conner Hall, 19, of Safety Harbor, was arrested early Saturday after a wrong-way crash on the Courtney Campbell Causeway. Pinellas County Jail
    The early morning accident involved four vehicles.
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