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Florida man filmed by security camera killing wife sentenced

May. 30, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his wife, whose death was filmed by a security camera at the couple's home. The Palm Beach Post reports 34-year-old Dwight Luton was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the 2017...

Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago wants to fire lawyers

May. 21, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort told a stunned judge Tuesday that she wants to fire her attorneys and represent herself. Yujing Zhang surprised U.S. District Judge Roy Altman during what was to have been a routine...

Kraft trial postponed while prosecutors appeal video ruling

May. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanor charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlor. Judge Leonard Hanser agreed Tuesday to postpone the trial indefinitely while prosecutors appeal his decision blocking their use of...

Kraft's prosecutors appeal block of massage parlor video

May. 17, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to block them from using video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor. The Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office on Friday filed a notice to appeal Monday's...

Judge: Florida newlywed lost at sea declared dead

May. 15, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge has declared a missing Florida newlywed dead, almost two years to the day she disappeared while honeymooning in the Bahamas. The May 9th order declares that Isabella Hellman, 41, is presumed dead at sea. Her husband Lewis Bennet, 42, faces sentencing in his wife's death...

Lawsuit blames Tiger Woods for drunken driver's death

May. 14, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a drunken driver who died in a car crash last year are suing Tiger Woods. They blame the golfer and his girlfriend for allowing their son to drive home from their Florida restaurant while intoxicated. The wrongful death lawsuit filed Monday says Nicholas F....

Judge: Kraft's prosecutors cannot use massage parlor video

May. 13, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors cannot use secretly recorded video allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in massage parlor sex, a judge ruled Monday, striking a serious blow to their case against him and others charged with soliciting prostitutes at the Orchids of Asia...

2 Bahamian men face immigrant smuggling, reentry charges

May. 10, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two Bahamian men face charges related to immigrant smuggling and illegal reentry in Florida. A U.S. Attorney's Office news release says 35-year-old Donald Nehemiah Watson and 24-year-old Travis Jamaal Moss were arrested Monday after their boat was stopped off...

Exiled Guatemalan who started Florida refugee nonprofit dies

May. 8, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Policarpia Gaspar, a Guatemalan civil war exile who co-founded a Florida organization mentoring Indian refugee children and connecting pregnant women to doctors has died, her family said Wednesday. She was 53. Her son, Glenn Mendez, said his mother had been battling leukemia for more than...

Hearing winds down as judge orders Kraft to appear in court

May. 1, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Robert Kraft wound down a three-day hearing Wednesday by arguing surveillance video capturing the New England Patriots owner inside a Florida massage spa should be suppressed in his prostitution case because a warrant allowing it should never have been granted....