Plea deal reached in 2001 killings

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Juan Angel Losoya, 31, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder with a firearm, and agreed to a 33-year sentence in exchange for his testimony against co-defendant Arnold Lee “Sonny” Evans. Losoya, Evans and a third man, Anselmo Iniguez, were each charged with two counts of first-degree murder in... Read More
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Tania Alavi among six recommended for Alachua County Judge Vacancies

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The positions were vacated when former County Judges Victor Hulslander and Mary Day Coker were recently appointed to the 8th Judicial Circuit Court bench. Thirty attorneys applied to be considered for the vacancies and 15 of them were interviewed by the 8th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission on Monday. The commission... Read More

Convicted man sentenced to 22.25 year prison term

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Despite hearing blistering comments from the victim’s family, convicted murderer James Carlton kept his composure during a sentencing hearing Thursday, during which a judge imposed a 22.25-year prison term. If Carlton, age 67 and in poor health, survives the sentence, he will serve the rest of his life on probation.... Read More
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Teen in attempted murder case pleads guilty to a lesser charge

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 Keo Mike, now 16, was initially charged with attempted murder with a firearm for an incident that took place on the corner of Southwest Third Street and Southwest 13th Avenue in January 2008, when he was 15. Keo Mike, now 16, was initially charged with attempted murder with a firearm... Read More

Charges dropped against man in Ocala shooting

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OCALA - The State Attorney’s Office has dropped charges against one of the six men charged in a deadly shooting outside a west Ocala barbershop. Prosecutor John Moore filed notice late Thursday that the state was dropping murder and attempted murder charges against George Evans III, one of five men... Read More
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Bond set at $35K for Manslaughter Suspect

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A judge decided Wednesday to reduce the bond for a man charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of his father-in-law. Joseph Hester A judge decided Wednesday to reduce the bond for a man charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of his father-in-law. Joseph Hester Jr., 31,... Read More
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Thirty, including three from Marion, apply for Alachua Co. judgeships

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The $134,280-a-year jobs became available late last year when county judges Mary Day Coker and Vic Hulslander were appointed as circuit court judges to replace retiring circuit judges Stan Morris and Frederick Smith. The process of finding replacements for Coker and Hulslander began earlier this week when the 8th Judicial... Read More

Alachua County judicial applicant pool is narrowed

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The 8th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission sent out letters Wednesday notifying half of the 30 applicants that they will be interviewed for the jobs, commission chair- man Brian S. Kramer said. The interviews, which are open to the public, are scheduled for March 22. Immediately after the interviews, commission members... Read More
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30 apply for Alachua County Judgeships

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The process of finding Alachua County’s next two judges has drawn applications from 30 area attorneys, including several current or former assistant state attorneys and assistant public defenders. The $134,280-a-year jobs became available late last year when county judges Mary Day Coker and Vic Hulslander were appointed as circuit court... Read More
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15, including 2 from Marion, to be interviewed for Alachua Co. judgeships

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The list of names of attorneys being considered for two Alachua County judicial vacancies has been whittled down to 15, including two women from Marion County. The Eighth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission sent out letters Wednesday notifying half of the 30 applicants that they will be interviewed for the jobs,... Read More

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