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Xavier Rushin, a member of the Black Hammer Party, listens in Fayette County Magistrate Court on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. He and another member of the group are charged with multiple felonies stemming from an alleged kidnapping and sexual assault at the group's communal home in Fayetteville. Rushin is known within the group as Keno.
A federal indictment in Tampa alleges the group is involved in an effort by a Russian citizen to sow discord in the United States by paying fringe groups to make political protests.
Cornelio Negrete Jr. faces charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and principal to first-degree murder, among others, in connection to wife Erica Negrete’s death.
Adam Simjee, 22, was shot to death in the Talladega National Forest near popular Cheaha State Park in east Alabama.
Prosecutors said physical evidence played a key role in getting a conviction.

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  1. Cornelio Negrete, Jr., 28, was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, principal to first-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence and false reports to law enforcement in connection to the July 18 fatal shooting of his wife Erica Negrete.
  2. Xavier Rushin, a member of the Black Hammer Party, listens in Fayette County Magistrate Court on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. He and another member of the group are charged with multiple felonies stemming from an alleged kidnapping and sexual assault at the group's communal home in Fayetteville. Rushin is known within the group as Keno.
  3. Adam Simjee, 22, and Mikayla Paulus, 20, were hiking in Cheaha State Park Sunday when they were robbed at gunpoint and Simjee was fatally shot.
  4. Anthony Sowell, 24, was found guilty of sexual battery and false imprisonment charges during a jury trial in June.
  5. New Hillsborough County State Attorney Susan Lopez, right, told staff last week that she was reversing a presumption of non-prosecution policy established by her ousted predecessor, Andrew Warren. Some experts and local leaders worry the change, which regards nonviolent misdemeanors, will disproportionately affect poor people and people of color.
  6. Willie Frank Hunter, 43, is being sought in connection to a slaying in Tampa early Sunday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
  7. Cameron Herrin reacts the moment he hears his sentence — 24 years in prison — at the conclusion of his sentencing hearing on April 8, 2021, at the Hillsborough County Edgecomb Courthouse before 13th Judicial Circuit Court judge Christopher Nash in downtown Tampa.
  8. A male bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the 3200 block of Sydney Dover Road in Dover on Saturday night, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
  9. Ron DeSantis announces the removal of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren during a news conference at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office administration building in Tampa.
  10. Donyelle Johnson, Retha Hiers and Margaret Dash, pictured from left to right, all vanished from the Tampa Bay area after trying to end affairs with the same man. Their families have lived without answers for decades.
  11. Police officers and other officials stand outside the Ryder Trauma Center after a Miami-Dade police officer what shot on Monday.
  12. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who robbed a Truist bank located at 11015 Causeway Blvd. in Brandon Monday afternoon. Deputies released images of the man, described as wearing a dark-colored shirt, white or light-colored shorts, white shoes, a red, white and blue Columbia hat and gold-rimmed aviator sunglasses.
  13. Jasina Campbell, 12, was killed May 17, 2020, in a boat crash on the Alafia River.
  14. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office arrested Jerome Rodriguez Friday on sexual battery and burglary charges. They say he sexually battered a teen after coming in through a window.
  15. The view off the Gandy Bridge on a June day in 2021. A man was arrested early Sunday after he was caught racing over the bridge at 132 mph, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
  16. Video shows a woman drowning her chihuahua in a swimming pool, according to a Florida sheriff.
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  19. In this photo from Oct. 13, 2019, British author Salman Rushdie smiles as he attends a photocall with his book "Quichotte" for the authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction at Southbank Centre in London.
  20. The teenager, who has been identified as Trill Tewan Wright, was shot in the Childs Park neighborhood.
  21. Monica Williams, 33, and Daquan Marquel Lindsey, 25, are charged with murder in the first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl in St. Petersburg.
  22. Cicelia Thomas has been arrested on multiple charges, including manslaughter, in connection with the fatal shooting of her boyfriend.
  23. A Miami-Dade judge on Friday sentenced Robert McCartney, 54, to life in prison after a jury needed just a half-hour to convict him of a rape charge.
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