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Recent Crime News
Tuesday Feb 21 | via The Miami Herald
Prosecutors won't seek the death penalty for four of the five former students accused in the gruesome machete murder of a teenager in the woods of Homestead. The state announced Tuesday it would only seek to execute the alleged ringleader, Kaheem Arbelo, who is believed to have delivered the fatal machete blows to 17-year-old Jose Amaya Guardado, whose corpse was found buried in a shallow grave near the Homestead Jobs Corp facility. Comment?
Thursday Feb 16 | via TheNewspaper
The tables turned on Miami-Dade, Florida Police Detective William Kostopoulos earlier this month as a jury found him guilty of pocketing money taken from drivers during traffic stops. According to evidence presented at trial, Kostopoulos, a member of the department's auto theft unit, specifically targeted illegal aliens, knowing that they would be hesitant to report the roadside theft. Comment?
Monday Feb 13 | via South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A man who spent more than four months as a fugitive after being charged in a hit-and-run crash that left a Pompano Beach man a paraplegic is back in custody, authorities said. Thomas Pathammavong, 24, of Homestead, surrendered about 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Broward County jail, according to records. Comment?
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