Advertisement
  1. News

Florida man guilty of killing his mother sentenced to life

Yuzo Nishi was found guilty in June of second-degree murder. [Collier County Sheriff’s Office]
Yuzo Nishi was found guilty in June of second-degree murder. [Collier County Sheriff’s Office]
Published Aug. 21, 2019

NAPLES, Fla. — A Florida man who was found guilty of killing his mother has been sentenced to life in prison.

News outlets report 33-year-old Yuzo Nishi was sentenced Tuesday in the 2016 death of 51-year-old Maria Bertalmio. Nishi was found guilty in June of second-degree murder.

A Collier County Sheriff's Office report says Nishi called 911 and told operators he killed Bertalmio in self-defense because she was trying to kill him.

The report says when deputies arrived, Bertalmio was surrounded by a "heavy amount of blood" and wounds to her neck.

Nishi's attorney Christian White suggested a 21-year prison sentence and 10 years of probation since this was Nishi's "first significant criminal charge."

State Attorney Laura Farrell says if Nishi could kill his mother, then no one in the community was safe.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

  1. Death row inmate James Dailey, left, awaits execution for the 1985 murder of 14-year-old Shelly Boggio in Pinellas County. His co-defendant, Jack Pearcy, now says he alone killed the girl. A judge wants to hear his testimony at a March 5 hearing.
  2. Jarvis Delon West was arrested for child neglect after failing to report an employee at AMI Kids who slammed a boy to the ground, according to police
  3. Julia Nesheiwat, Ph.D., Chief Resilience Officer, Executive Office of the Governor in 2019.
  4. A section of the Robles Park Village public housing complex was built on top the forgotten Zion Cemetery.
  5. Tampa Fire Rescue units arrived at 1011 E 23rd Ave. and put out the fire that consumed this two-story house. The fire was started by a man who trapped himself inside, officials said, and later died of his injuries.
  6. Violinists, Patricia Quintero, RubŽn Rengel, Alex Gonzalez and Emilia Mettenbrink, with the Sphinx Virtuosi orchestra from Detroit, perform at the Carter G. Woodson African-American Museum Thursday/
  7. Tampa City Council chairman Luis Viera said Mayor Jane Castor's decision to add a second ambulance to Station 13 in North Tampa will improve emergency services for his constituents.
  8. A rendering of the new Ulta created by Hennon Group Architects and included in the permits for the building filed with the City of Tampa.
  9. New Orleans-based Dat Dog offers exotic sausages like alligator, duck and crawfish, along with multiple vegan options and more than 30 toppings. The chain is seeking franchisees to bring a location to Tampa Bay.
  10. Debbie and her husband Michael, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, fish from the Dunedin Causeway Thursday. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission extended the period of catch and release for several species of fish along the west coast of Florida.
  11. Shirley Elizabeth Rayner, 52, of Tarpon Springs, is facing a charge of elderly exploitation. Deputies say she forged or altered checks belonging to a 97-year-old woman she was hired to help.
  12. James S. Moody III was appointed in January as a Hillsborough County Judge. He is the son of federal judge James S. Moody Jr. and the brother of Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody. [Photo courtesy of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court]
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement