SUSPECTS IN MULTIPLE SHOOTING ARRESTED IN JACKSONVILLE
A man and woman suspected in the shooting deaths of three people this week in a Pasco County mobile home have been arrested in Jacksonville. Jacksonville police officers spotted 26-year-old Christopher Lee Duncan and 38-year-old Dora Delgado inside a car Thursday evening. They were arrested and are being held on three counts of first-degree murder and one attempted murder charge.
JUVENILES ACCUSED OF RUNNING CHILD PORN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT
Police are urging parents in South Florida to check the online accounts of their children after three teens were accused of creating an Instagram account to solicit and post explicit photos of other minors. Pembroke Pines police arrested two boys, ages 12 and 15, and a 13-year-old girl Thursday. They face charges of electronic transmission of child pornography. The arrests followed a 10-week investigation.
JUDGE DOESN’T SET TRIAL DATE IN QUADRUPLE SLAYING
Prosecutors say it could be late May before a Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab can analyze all of the evidence in the death penalty case of Adam Matos, the Hudson man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and three others before authorities found him with his 4-year-old son in a Tampa hotel. Judge William Webb didn’t set a trial date during a hearing Thursday. Matos, who faces four counts of first-degree murder, pleaded not guilty. The state plans to seek the death penalty.
20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR EX-SCHOOL TEACHER FOR STUDENT SEX
A former biology teacher at a South Florida religious school has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for having sex with a 14-year-old female student. U.S. District Judge William Zloch imposed the sentence Thursday on 25-year-old Eric Beasley, who taught at Zion Lutheran Christian School in Deerfield Beach. Beasley pleaded guilty in December to illegally enticing or luring a minor for sexual purposes.
SCHOOL: STUDENT CAN’T SAY ‘GOD’ IN SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
A northeast Florida high school has barred a student from saying “God bless America” while delivering morning announcements on campus after complaints from two atheist students. The atheist students at Yulee High in Nassau County took their complaints to the American Humanist Association, and the group’s lawyers sent a letter threatening the school with a lawsuit.