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Key accuser in Darren Rainey prison death case is ‘ghosted’ out of state

Harold Hempstead, the key whistleblower in the death of Darren Rainey, accused prison guards at Dade Correctional Institution of killing Rainey by locking the inmate, who suffered from mental illness, into a hot shower and leaving him there for two hours, ignoring his panicked screams, until they discovered he was dead. Hempstead was transferred out of Florida to a prison in Tennessee Friday.

Crime

Video shows self-defense fatal shooting of ex-soldier at Miccosukee casino

Newly released surveillance videos shows a former U.S. Army soldier threatening and then charging at a car in the Miccosukee casino parking lot, spurring a passenger to fatally open fire. The footage was key evidence for prosecutors who dropped the murder case against two men initially arrested for the killing of Fernando Duarte on Christmas Day at the West Miami-Dade casino.

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Alleged serial flasher strikes again

Jacob Martinez of Bradenton is now facing an additional charge for exposing himself after his newest reported victim saw media reports of the alleged serial flasher, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

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Son kills Riverview mother on her birthday, cops say

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says 18-year-old Joshua Carmona had been thinking about killing his mother for a while. So on her 39th birthday Monday in Riverview, he hit her in the head with an aluminum baseball bat and stabbed her in the neck with a butcher knife.

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Surveillance video shows woman jumping out of trunk after kidnapping

A 25-year-old woman is recovering from minor injuries after she reportedly escaped her kidnapper. According to Birmingham, Alabama police, the woman was taken while walking up to her apartment on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The suspect approached her, pulled out a gun and demanded money. He then forced her to get into the trunk of her vehicle. The victim told police the suspect drove to multiple unknown locations. Police believe he was using her card to get cash from ATMs.The victim was able to escape by opening the trunk and jumping out during a stop at a gas station.
Birmingham Police Department
Surveillance video shows woman jumping out of trunk after kidnapping 1:20

Surveillance video shows woman jumping out of trunk after kidnapping

Lawyer talks about investigation into his pants catching fire during arson trial 2:09

Lawyer talks about investigation into his pants catching fire during arson trial

Bank security guard fatally shoots robbery suspect (Graphic Content) 0:41

Bank security guard fatally shoots robbery suspect (Graphic Content)

Judge: 'You’re still his wife with these charges?' 0:13

Judge: 'You’re still his wife with these charges?'