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On trial for double murder during Dunkin' Donuts robberies, defendant dares the judge: 'give me the death sentence because I'm innocent' The felonies were racked up during robberies in 2008 where Herard and four accomplices stuck up Dunkin' Donuts locations at gunpoint Awaiting sentencing for a murder committed in 2008 during a robbery of a Dunkin Donuts, a South Florida man took the stand and dared the judge: 'give me the death sentence because I'm innocent.' A jury convicted James Herard, 25, back in May of 18 felony counts related to a string of armed robberies committed in Broward County in 2008 that ended with the deaths of two men.
A Florida man convicted of murdering two people reportedly dared a judge to sentence him to death, claiming he doesn't believe that the Supreme Court would actually allow an innocent man to die. According to NBC Miami, a jury convicted 25-year-old James Herard in May over a string of Dunkin' Donuts robberies that left two people dead.
Along 136th Avenue in western Davie, where spacious houses stand on wooded, multi-acre lots, the battle has begun against a particularly slimy and dangerous species that has invaded South Florida. Eight workers used rakes, trowels and plastic bags to haul giant African land snails from moist, shady areas under bushes and trees.
Miami-Dade activists sympathetic to a nationally publicized cause continue to rally support in behalf of ex-U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi before his next court appearance in Mexico.
The state Office of Insurance Regulation has approved windstorm insurance rate increases for the Florida Keys and other areas of the state covered by Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Single-family homeowners will see an 8.1 percent increase in their windstorm rates. By comparison, Miami-Dade County property owners are facing a 0.5 percent increase, and Broward County owners are looking at a 5.7 percent increase, according to Citizens, the insurer of last resort in Florida.
Broward County judge Dale Cohen cancelled a hearing set for September 10, at which he was planning to finalize the divorce of Heather Brassner from her wife, Megan Lade. The couple had a civil union performed in Vermont in 2002.
Two plastic crates filled with children's books were wheeled into the community center of a housing development in Liberty City. A dozen children chattered as they waited for a cardboard bookshelf to be stocked with the books about colors and numbers, sharks, fairy tales and the adventures of cartoon characters.
HURRICANE BY MONDAY WELL TO THE EAST BERMUDA. Victor Oquendo: PROSECUTORS IN BROWARD COUNTY ARE PUSHING FOR THE DEATH PENALTY FOR THREE MEN ACCUSED OF ROBBING DUNKIN' DONUTS STORES IN 2008.
FIU at I-75 and Broward College's Miramar West Center are now both officially open at the same newly-built and state-of-the-art facility. The partnership came to fruition when Broward College President J. David Armstrong, Jr. approached his friend, University President Mark B. Rosenberg, in hopes of creating a new experience for both of their institutions' students.
Alaska political blogger Amanda Coyne describes Track getting out of a stretch Hummer and, with Bristol Palin, fighting with an ex-boyfriend of their sister Willow. Sarah Palin allegedly screamed, "Don't you know who I am!" and someone in the crowd screamed back, "This isn't some damned Hillbilly reality show!" On Sunday, Bristol got home with son, Tripp, to find a Broward County man, Peter P.W. Ferrero of Southwest Ranches in her driveway, police said.
A young English Bulldog who was found unconscious, starving and suffering from mange, has a new start on life thanks to the efforts of a Broward County rescue group and the Good Samaritan who discovered her. The dog weighed only 19 lbs.
Summary: Akerman announces commercial real estate attorney Eric Rapkin as the office managing partner of the law firm's Fort Lauderdale office. A kerman LLP announced on Thursday that the law firm has appointed noted real estate attorney Eric Rapkin as the office managing partner of the law firm's Fort Lauderdale office.
A veteran Miami police officer told friends he threatened to report the Miami police public service aid -- accused of killing him in Pembroke Pines -- to internal affairs. The two Miami police employees' romantic affair wasn't working out.
The City of Dania Beach has issued a boil water advisory after fecal indicators were found in their raw water supply. Customers who receive their water bills from Dania Beach, not Broward County, are considered in the affected area which is east of I-95 from Griffin Road to Sheridan Street.
Prince-Bush Investments-Plantation, a Winter Park-based company led by Thomas P. Prince , sold the hotel at 7801 Southwest 6th Street to Midas Plantation, an affiliate of St. Louis-based Midas Hospitality . The Hampton Inn in Plantation last sold for $7.5 million in 1999, the same year it was built.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:43 am
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