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Cops identify man killed in shooting at Maitland home

There are 160 comments on the The Orlando Sentinel story from Aug 11, 2011, titled Cops identify man killed in shooting at Maitland home. In it, The Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Furrukh Shan Alam, 37, was killed during a shooting in Maitland Wednesday. By Walter Pacheco and Bianca Prieto , Orlando Sentinel , August 11, 2011 A man killed during a shooting inside a Maitland home has been identified as a California resident.

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The Truth

Mesa, AZ

#148 Jun 27, 2013
According to the court documents, His bail was revoked and put back in Jail........Reality must be setting in !!!

The case against must be getting stronger if they put him back in. Which means the authorities or his bonds man was scared Bruce was going to run!
curious once again

Cape Canaveral, FL

#149 Jul 18, 2013
Has the trial started. Does anyone have any info?
Local

Lockhart, TX

#150 Jul 19, 2013
Would love it if they would air the trial like Anthony and Zimmerman.
The Truth

Mesa, AZ

#151 Oct 8, 2013
Should be time for the trial to begin?
Longoria

United States

#152 Oct 8, 2013
The Truth wrote:
Should be time for the trial to begin?
Yes. I was thinking the same. Has anyone heard?
Longoria

Winter Park, FL

#153 Oct 9, 2013
Status hearing October 14 at 9:00
Trial date will be set then
Just the facts

Phoenix, AZ

#154 Oct 10, 2013
Bruce Fuller violates release agreement and why he was put back in jail last July.....Please read all of it " Scram violation" Bruce was released and still screwed it up !1

v. Case No. 5D13-2316
CORRECTED
STATE OF FLORIDA,
Respondent.
__________
Opinion filed July 3, 2013
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus,
A Case of Original Jurisdiction.
Adam H. Sudbury, of Sudbury Law, PL,

Bruce D. Fuller petitions this court for a writ of habeas corpus, alleging the trial
court erred when it revoked his pretrial release without notice and the benefit of a
hearing. Fuller seeks the following relief:(a) an order that the original conditions of
release be immediately reinstated, or (b) that he be immediately brought before the trial
court for an immediate hearing to determine conditions of pretrial release. Although we
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do not find that Fuller is entitled to immediate release or an order that the original
conditions of release be reinstated, we grant relief, in part, and hold that petitioner is
entitled to notice and an opportunity to be heard in the trial court.
Fuller was charged by indictment with first degree murder, a capital offense, and
sexual battery. He was granted pretrial release on $50,000 bond with, among other
conditions, GPS and SCRAM (alcohol) monitoring. He was also ordered not to
consume or possess alcohol. Two months after being granted pretrial release, the trial
court received a "SCRAM violation report" indicating a "confirmed consumption of
alcohol." After receiving the violation report, the trial court, sua sponte, entered an order
revoking Fuller's pretrial release and set no bond on the warrant ordering him into
custody. When Fuller turned himself in on the warrant, his attorney filed an emergency
motion to reinstate conditions of release. The motion was denied without a hearing.
At the outset, we note that Fuller is charged with a capital offense and thus, is not
entitled to pretrial release if the proof of guilt is evident or the presumption is great. See
Art. I,§ 14, Fla. Const.; Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.131(a). However, the trial court may, in its
discretion, grant pretrial release and did so here. Fuller claims that because he was
initially granted pretrial release, he was entitled to notice and an opportunity to be heard
before the trial court revoked his pretrial release and ordered him held without bond.
We agree.1 Although breaching a condition of the bond originally set by the court
forfeits a defendant's right to continued release under the terms of that bond, it does not
forfeit the constitutional right to bail altogether. State v. Paul, 783 So. 2d 1042, 1050
1 We decline to issue a blanket ruling requiring a hearing in every case where the
trial court is presented with evidence that a defendant has violated a condition of pretrial
release.
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(Fla. 2001). A refusal to readmit a defendant to any bail at all must be subject to the
limitations of section 907.041, the pretrial detention statute. Id. Accordingly, we grant
the writ and quash the order denying Fuller's motion to reinstate conditions of release,
and remand for hearing on the motion, at which time the trial court shall
The Truth

Phoenix, AZ

#155 Oct 17, 2013
Trial begins January 6th 2014
Kamakazi

San Francisco, CA

#156 Nov 2, 2013
Thanks for the update, The Truth. What is access to the courtroom going to be like? I want to be there.
The Truth

Scottsdale, AZ

#157 Jan 24, 2014
This is about the Judge assigned to this Murder Trial
Judge Shea reprimanded for intemperate conduct
For losing his temper in court and making rude comments, some with sexist overtones, Ninth Circuit Judge Timothy Shea will receive a public reprimand, write letters of apology, and continue his mental health treatment.
That sanction was detailed by the Florida Supreme Court in its March 14 per curium opinion in Case No. SC11-1067, Inquiry Concerning a Judge, No. 10-265, Re: Timothy R. Shea.
The investigative panel of the Judicial Qualifications Commission determined that probable cause did not exist to proceed on six of the 11 allegations in the original notice of formal charges in 2010. Initially, the Supreme Court had planned to impose a 60-day suspension without pay, as well as a public reprimand. After the JQC hired a special counsel to further investigate the charges, the investigative panel and Judge Shea entered into a second stipulation, and the JQC recommended that he not be suspended because of “substantial positive efforts voluntarily taken by Judge Shea to remedy his behavior.”
Judge Shea did not contest the following allegations in the notice of amended formal charges:
* In 2007, Assistant State Attorney Sarah Freeman was sitting in the jury box with two other attorneys, making notes on her pretrial docket, while Judge Shea addressed a matter that was not hers. When Judge Shea saw Freeman shake her head, he got up from his seat, stood behind his chair, and screamed loudly at her for what he perceived as disrespectful conduct.
* In 2007, during an off-the-record sidebar argument by Assistant State Attorney Camelia Coward regarding a plea to the bench, Judge Shea remarked to the opposing attorney:“Do you know what I do when my wife and I disagree? I just let her talk. I find that it is best just to let her talk until she’s finished.” Judge Shea then indicated that, once she is finished, you can do what you want anyway.
* In 2009, Judge Shea sentenced a defendant charged with trafficking in hydromorphone to the minimum mandatory sentence, without the defendant’s attorney present. When the defendant objected, Judge Shea told the defendant’s father that, if he had any questions, he could go upstairs to the courtroom where the defense lawyer was appearing before another judge.
* In State v. Bullock, Judge Shea granted a judgment of acquittal on one of the counts of an information alleging possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. That count had been severed for a separate trial from another count of the information charging the defendant with grand theft of a motor vehicle. At the subsequent trial call in 2010, when Assistant State Attorney Stephen Brown announced his intention to proceed on the remaining count, Judge Shea mistakenly believed the state did not have a good faith basis to proceed on that charge. Judge Shea became visibly angry and reprimanded the prosecutor in open court, saying his duty was to act in an ethical manner and to follow his oath as an attorney, rather than merely follow office policy guidelines of the state attorney’s office. Judge Shea then ordered him into the jury room, where he continued to berate the attorney’s ethics. After realizing his mistake, Judge Shea apologized.
Judge Shea agreed that “these repeated actions constitute conduct unbecoming a judicial officer and lack the dignity appropriate to judicial office, with the effect of bringing the judiciary into disrepute.”
The second stipulation explains that “while Judge Shea apologizes for his misconduct and realizes that ‘he is the only one to blame,’ the investigative panel acknowledged that — based on the trial transcripts —‘it was patently obvious Judge Shea’s intemperate conduct frequently followed inappropriate or unprofessional conduct from lawyers, some of whom may have been seeking to aggravate Judge Shea and cause him to lose his temper.’”
In mitigation
The Truth

Apache Junction, AZ

#158 Mar 11, 2014
Fuller had court March 10th Document stated..... Plea & Sentencing

Has anyone heard anything?
Justice Delayed

Orlando, FL

#159 Mar 13, 2014
Can anyone tell me what is going on with this case?
Iclerk site says "Plea and sentencing" on March10.
Can't find anything in the news.
Four0Seven

Altamonte Springs, FL

#160 Mar 20, 2014
ask still curious wrote:
where do we get the information that Bruce's bod was revoked? Seems like he keeps getting away with everything, including partying all night around town while on HOME confinement. Just because the victim used coke or partied with Bruce does not mean he should be shot, does it? What if it was your child he shot who was partying with him?
It also doesn't mean there was a murder. Neither individual involved were saintly, nor were either of them a pariah. George Zimmmerman, and Trayvon Martin, were in a similar situation. It shouldn't have happened. It is terrible that it did, but there was not a murder.
I do know that it is very difficult to convict someone of murder when the event took place inside their home, especially if they have the ability to provide for their own defense. As I look at this case, the State does not seem all that confident of their ability to convict. Central Florida is a place with several recent high profile murder trials. The tendency is to overcharge, to try to force the defendant into a plea bargain, and when that doesn't work, they walk away with an acquittal. As a lifelong resident of the area, I see that as political grandstanding, with a public record of ineptitude. It just doesn't work, when those charged have legal representation. I also see it as an egregious waste of taxpayer funds.
The Truth

Gilbert, AZ

#161 Jun 14, 2014
Trial set for July 7th 9am

Events & Orders of the Court
OTHER EVENTS AND HEARINGS
06/17/2014 Pre-Trial Conference (8:30 AM)(Judicial Officer Shea, Timothy R)
Trial 7/7 at 9am
06/05/2014 Notice of Intent
06/05/2014 Notice of Supplemental Discovery
05/22/2014 Notice of Intent
05/22/2014 Notice of Supplemental Discovery
05/16/2014 Notice of Taking Deposition(s)
05/15/2014 Order
For SA to Disseminate all Discovery
The Smart One

Winter Park, FL

#162 Jun 30, 2014
you guys are all a bunch of idiots. there will never be a trial...
Knowing

Orlando, FL

#163 Jul 1, 2014
Hi Bruce
The Truth

Mesa, AZ

#164 Sep 3, 2014
Here is the latest on the trial Nov 17th
Looks like Fuller requested removal of his ankle braclet so he can travel out of the Country to go with his trips with his customers ! 2 months before his 1st degree murder trial begins !!
Of course it would be DENIED !!

Events & Orders of the Court
OTHER EVENTS AND HEARINGS
11/17/2014 Trial (8:00 AM)(Judicial Officer Shea, Timothy R)
Trial Date Begins 3 Week Trial Period. DEFENSE MOTION FOR REMOVAL OF SCRAM DEVICE IS DENIED. DEFENDANTS PASSPORT TO REMAIN WITH DEFENSE ATTORNEY.
11/04/2014 Pre-Trial Conference (8:00 AM)(Judicial Officer Shea, Timothy R)
09/30/2014 Pre-Trial Conference (8:30 AM)(Judicial Officer Shea, Timothy R)
Trial 10/[email protected]
08/28/2014 Hearing (9:00 AM)(Judicial Officer Shea, Timothy R)
Motion Requesting Removal of Scram Device
Factsjustthefact s

Winter Park, FL

#165 Mar 25, 2016
I'm sorry for your loss, but truth be told, Furrukh was in Orlando, on heavy drugs boasting about all his affairs here and CA! That's the truth! Makes a wife, kids and friends very proud, right?
Hank

Winter Park, FL

#166 Mar 29, 2016
Trump has it right
Ricky Bobby

Los Angeles, CA

#167 Jun 30, 2016
Bruce Fuller of Maitland Florida is CONVICTED BY JURY after 7 hours of deliberation, OF MANSLAUGHTER. Orlando Sentinel newspaper, April 20th 2016. He's gonna rot and die in prison- he's sick, frail and gonna do at least a 12 yr sentence minimum time looks like ( he won't last that long :(( Sentencing should be any day, anytime now, sometime in July. Either way, he's going away for a long, long time and it's not gonna be some country club jail. He's going to some azz-fk-u big house state prison lock-down. He'll be doing hard time as some dude's new girlfriend and cell pet- for as long as he lasts.

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