JUDGE: NO SENTENCE DELAY FOR EX-OWNER OF MLB STEROIDS CLINIC
A judge won’t allow a second delay in sentencing sought by the former owner of the South Florida clinic that supplied performance-enhancing substances to Major League Baseball players and other athletes. U.S. District Judge Darrin Gayles on Thursday refused to postpone sentencing for Anthony Bosch from Feb. 17 to April 20. Bosch’s lawyers sought time for cocaine addiction treatment and for possible testimony in an April trial of two others in the case.
MORE CHARGES AGAINST 2 BROTHERS IN FLORIDA TERROR CASE
More charges have been filed against two Pakistani-born brothers charged in Florida with plotting a terror attack, including attempted murder counts for allegedly attacking U.S. marshals while being escorted. A new indictment filed Thursday also adds new terrorism material support and material support conspiracy charges against 32-year-old Sheheryar Alam Qazi and 22-year-old Raees Alam Qazi.
LEGOLAND FLORIDA HOTEL TO OPEN IN SPRING; BUILT FOR KIDS
Legoland Florida Hotel will welcome its first guests a month earlier than previously expected. During an announcement Thursday, Legoland executives announced May 15 as the revised opening date. The theme park will move its model-building workshop into the hotel, giving guests access to the employees who create the elaborate Lego designs displayed throughout the park.
MAN GETS LIFE SENTENCE FOR FATAL ROBBERY ATTEMPT
A South Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing a cook outside a TGI Friday’s. A Broward County judge sentenced Luke Chamberlain on Thursday after a jury found him guilty of murder. Authorities say 53-year-old Antoine Gracius was attacked outside the Pembroke Pines restaurant in 2011 as part of an attempted robbery. Chamberlain’s DNA was found at the scene.
MAN GETS LIFE SENTENCE FOR KILLING WOMEN WHO RAISED HIM
A north Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing two women who helped raise him and injuring another woman. A Marion County judge sentenced 24-year-old Azael Stevens on Thursday after a psychiatrist testified by phone that Stevens was mentally competent. He pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of murder and other charges. Stevens was previously found to be incompetent to stand trial.