Florida prosecutor Aramis Ayala on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott after he stripped her office of some 23 first-degree murder cases because she refused to pursue the death penalty.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott removed State Attorney Aramis Ayala from the case of accused cop killer Markeith Loyd on Thursday after she announced that she would not pursue the death penalty in this case or any other case she handles during her tenure.
It has been more than a month since Markeith Loyd was arrested and charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend and an Orlando, Fla., police officer, and this week he made an appearance in court during which he refused to enter a plea and claimed his status as a sovereign citizen.
Markeith Loyd, the man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando, Fla., police officer who tried to arrest him, is competent enough to decide whether he wants to be represented by an attorney, a judge said Thursday. The judge did not make a final ruling as to whether Loyd can represent himself.
The patrol car that Orlando, Fla., Police Lt. Debra Clayton was driving before she was gunned down while trying to capture an accused murderer has been vandalized, the Orlando Police Department has revealed, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
A Florida murder suspect who is accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando, Fla., police officer in two separate cases burst into an expletive-laced rant during his initial hearing Thursday, insisting on his innocence, the Associated Press reports.
The man accused of shooting and killing Orlando, Fla., Police Lt. Debra Clayton was captured and taken into custody Tuesday after a nine-day manhunt.
The search for Markeith Loyd, 41, is entering its second week as authorities filter through tips that continue to come in, WOFL reports.
Two women were arrested in Florida on Wednesday for helping a man wanted in the fatal shooting of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando, Fla., police officer, officials announced, according to Reuters. The women reportedly helped the man on separate occasions over the last month.
Authorities have arrested an employee at a fried-chicken restaurant, accusing the worker of helping a murder suspect evade capture two days before authorities say the same suspect fatally shot an Orlando, Fla., police officer, the Associated Press reports.