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Florida Man Attempts To Harm Pregnant Wife By Rigging Door To Electrocute Her

Florida man Michael Scott Wilson, 32, has allegedly attempted to cause serious harm (or perhaps death) to his estranged, pregnant wife by rigging a door to electrocute her. The makeshift trap was thwarted by police.

According to First Coast News, Wilson hooked up electrical devices to the front and bottom locks and handle of his door, affixing the mechansim to the entrance with clamps, in the hopes of shocking his partner.

Wilson’s wife told police that she was insructed to “use the front door because the garage door is not going to open.” She was also told to warn their child not to open the door because, “[I] don’t want her getting hurt.”

The woman’s father had alerted the police department to the situation after hearing suspicious statements from Wilson.

“This is one of the most bizarre domestic violence cases I have seen in my career,” said sheriff Rick Staly. “Not only did

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Florida Science Teacher Sent Nude Pics To 15-Year-Old Teen She Met On Xbox

A science teacher in Florida was arrested for sending nudes to a boy she met on Xbox One. According to Fox News, 27-year-old Robin Dunlap of Winter Haven knew that the 15-year-old was a teenager and still continued to exchange sexual conversations with him.

The two linked when Dunlap, a teacher at Haines City High School, says the boy from Texas posed as an older, 19-year-old young man, on Xbox One. The two then took their messages to the Kik app, which included text and video. It was the boy’s mother who saw his phone and informed Dunlap that the person she was talking to was 15 and underage.

Back in September, the teacher admitted that she sent the teen nudes. She turned herself in at the time. But authorities say that she continued carrying on the relationship after the fact of knowing his real age. When authorities checked Dunlap’s phone, they

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Interpreter At News Conference About Florida Serial Killer Spoke In Sign Language Gibberish

A sign language interpreter at a local news conference in Tampa, Florida communicated in completely indecipherable sentences. The briefing, set up to discuss the recent arrest of Howell Donaldson on Wednesday night, became the subject of criticism after members of the area’s deaf community said they could not understand the translation at all. Now, police say they are not even sure how the interpreter got there in the first place.

“Fifty-one hours ago, zero 12 22 (indecipherable) murder three minutes in 14 weeks ago in old (indecipherable) murder four five 55,000 plea 10 arrest murder bush (indecipherable) three age 24,” signed Derlyn Roberts at the conference, according to NBC Miami.

“She sat up there and waved her arms like she was singing Jingle Bells,” said local sign language instructor Rachell Settambrino. “I was disappointed, confused, upset and really want to know why the city of Tampa’s chief of police, who is responsible

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Florida Cult Leader Charged With Murder Of Toddler, Many Other Children May Have Been Tortured

Police in Cobbs County, Georgia have arrested a woman that have deemed a “former cult member” for the murder of a child in Florida. Police also believe she has abused many more children while running her alleged cult.

Anna Elizabeth Young, now 75, ran the House of Prayer for All People in Micanopy, Florida for ten years.

On Thursday, Young was arrested, according to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of a toddler named Emon Harper in the late 1980s. According to the Gainesville Sun, Young allegedly tortured and starved the young boy to death.

Young has not yet entered a plea on the murder charge and it is unclear if she has a lawyer that can speak on her behalf. She’s currently awaiting extradition from Georgia to Florida.

In 2001, Young was convicted of child abuse after she bathed a 12-year-old girl

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Florida Cult Leader Charged With Murder Of Toddler, Many Other …

Police in Cobbs County, Georgia have arrested a woman that have deemed a “former cult member” for the murder of a child in Florida. Police also believe she has abused many more children while running her alleged cult.

Anna Elizabeth Young, now 75, ran the House of Prayer for All People in Micanopy, Florida for ten years.

On Thursday, Young was arrested, according to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of a toddler named Emon Harper in the late 1980s. According to the Gainesville Sun, Young allegedly tortured and starved the young boy to death.

Young has not yet entered a plea on the murder charge and it is unclear if she has a lawyer that can speak on her behalf. She’s currently awaiting extradition from Georgia to Florida.

In 2001, Young was convicted of child abuse after she bathed a 12-year-old girl

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Police Arrest 24-Year-Old Man In Florida Serial Killer Case That Terrorized Tampa

Late Tuesday night, an arrest was made in connection with the serial killings that have left Tampa in fear for the past 51 days. Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, 24, was arrested and will face four counts of first-degree murder, Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said during a press conference.

“The real goal is to let the people of Seminole Heights be able to get a good night’s sleep,” Dugan said. “It’s been 51 days that they’ve been terrorized in their neighborhood and it is about letting these families know that we’re going to bring this person to justice and letting this neighborhood get some rest.”

Four people were shot in death, at random, in Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood starting in early October. Benjamin Mitchell, 22, was shot around 9 PM on October 9 while waiting at a bus stop, CNN reported. Two days after Mitchell died, Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32, was Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/howell-emanuel-donaldson-arrest-florida-serial-killer

‘We Are Heavily Armed’: Florida Pastors Post Warning Signs To Protect Church

A church in Florida has a warning for anyone thinking of trying to attack its congregation: “We are heavily armed.” A leader of The River at Tampa Bay Church posted the message on his Instagram in the wake of the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in rural Sutherland Springs, Texas, where 26 people died earlier this month.

The Instagram post reads, “Welcome to The River at Tampa Bay Church. Right of admission reserved — this is private property. Please know this is not a gun free zone — we are heavily armed — any attempt will be dealt with deadly force — yes we are a church and will protect our people — The Pastors.”

Welcome to the River at Tampa Bay Church – our sign at every door of our church #welcomesign #theriverattampabaychurch

A post shared by drrmhb (@rodneyhowardbrowne) on Nov 7, 2017 at

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Florida Woman Puts Husband’s Duct-Taped Body In Closet And Builds A Wall Over It

A Shalimar, Florida woman is accused of murdering her 72-year-old husband and hiding his body in a closet before walling it over. Barbara Wozniak, 65, was charged on Friday with the murder of Alfred Wozniak.

According to Fox News, Alfred was shot in his right temple.

“Investigators obtained a search warrant and found a fabricated brick wall inside a closet under a stairway,” the Okaloosa sheriff’s office said in police press release. “After removing the bricks and drywall, a large dark plastic type of tarp was observed, shaped in the consistency of an adult body. The material had been thoroughly duct-taped.”

As soon as police arrived on the scene, deputies could smell an odor “consistent with an odor of decay.”

Barbara is accused of duct-taping her husband’s wrists, ankles and midsection before covering his body with the tarp. The night that her husband died, Wozniak’s debit card was used to purchase about $130

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Police Believe Man Shot In Street May Be Fourth Victim Of New Florida Serial Killer

Residents of the Seminole Heights neighborhood in Tampa are being asked to stay inside after a 60-year-old man was shot to death while crossing the street on Tuesday morning, The Miami Herald reported.

Police are investigating the murder as the work of a possible serial killer responsible for the death of three other people in the same neighborhood.

In addition to new victim Ronald Felton, 60, police believe the same shooter killed Benjamin Mitchell, 22; Monica Hoffa, 32; and Anthony Naiboa, 20. All three were killed within days of each other in October.

The suspect in Felton’s shooting was thin and wearing a black baseball hat at the time he came up behind Felton and shot him in the back, police said.

Police believe the shooter is likely to live in the neighborhood, and police cautioned that residents should check their homes and make sure that, if they own a gun, it is

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Tonight’s Lethal Injection in Florida an Act of "Cold-Blooded Murder," Defense Attorney Says

The life of a Florida man convicted of killing two people will be decided by a last-ditch appeal today, ahead of his scheduled death by lethal injection tonight.

Michael Lambrix, 57, was found guilty of murdering a man and his girlfriend after a night of partying. Lambrix claimed one of the victims killed the other and his actions were merely self defense, but in two trials, juries voted 8-4 and 10-2 for death.  

Clarence Moore and Aleisha Bryant were killed in southern Florida after going to the trailer Lambrix shared with roommate Frances Smith, prosecutors said. Smith testified against Lambrix during his trial, saying Lambrix asked each woman individually to go outside with him, then returned to the trailer covered in blood.

Lambrix’s execution is the state’s second since restarting executions in August, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Florida’s execution system was unconstitutional in January 2016. A new sentencing system

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