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Two Florida Police Officers Shot, Suspect Will Face Enhanced Penalties

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of two deputies that were shot and killed April 19, 2018 while having lunch in a Chinese restaurant. The Orlando Sentinel reported that the pair were sitting at a table in the establishment when the gunman approached, fired shots, and then fled outside. Fellow deputies… Read More »

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Spouse Of Orlando Pulse Shooter Acquitted On All Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The highly publicized case involving the widow of the Orlando, FL Pulse nightclub shooter came to a conclusion on March 30, 2018, as a jury acquitted the woman on counts that she helped her husband plan the incident. Florida Today noted that, during two days of deliberations, the jury had asked the presiding judge… Read More »

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Florida Woman Gets 30 Years For Crash That Killed Sons

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A woman from the Jacksonville, FL area was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison for an October 2017 crash that killed two of her sons, ages eight and nine. The Miami Herald reported in a March 30, 2018 article that the sentence comes down after she pled guilty in February to two counts… Read More »

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Copycat Cases After Mass Shooting At Florida High School

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Copycat crimes are an unfortunate phenomenon after a tragedy like the Parkland, Florida mass shooting, which is why law enforcement are cracking down on potential threats. According to a February 16, 2018 article in Action News Jacksonville, a 15-year-old student from Palatka High School found out exactly how seriously Putnam County Sheriff’s Office treat… Read More »

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Lesser Included Crimes For Florida Man Charged With Attempted Murder

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Unfortunately for a Palm Bay, FL man who aimed his car at a policeman, the officer responded by shooting the perpetrator and sending him to a local hospital. Florida Today reported on December 30, 2017 that, just before the confrontation, the man was a theft suspect at Kohl’s in the Hammock Landing shopping center…. Read More »

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Titusville, FL Man Charged With Second Degree Murder Of Wife

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A search for a missing 51-year-old Titusville, FL woman that began December 19, 2017 ended on a somber note, when her body was discovered the morning of Christmas Eve. Florida Today reported that her husband was arrested on murder charges and is currently being held without bail at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. According… Read More »

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Aggravated Manslaughter Charges For Polk County, FL Mom In Infant’s Death

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office recently issued a press release in the case of a Florida mother charged in the death of her infant daughter. According to a report in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the 19-year-old woman was arrested for Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child on October 19, 2017, approximately eight months after the… Read More »

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Manslaughter Charges for Daytona Man Who Fatally Punched Woman

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A bar fight turned deadly near the International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach, when a man punched a woman in the face after being kicked out of the establishment. According to a police statement published in the Orlando Sentinel on May 2, 2017, the incident occurred because the man made unwanted advances toward the… Read More »

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International Extradition Brings Fugitive Back to Tampa to Face Homicide Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A man who fled the country in an attempt to avoid murder charges was recently returned to the U.S. by officials in Spain via international extradition proceedings, according to a report by the Tampa Bay Reporter. The fugitive is facing numerous charges in connection with a wrong-way car accident in 2012, which killed one… Read More »

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Attempted Murder in Florida: Act Plus Intent

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A Sarasota County Sheriff’s Deputy is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder, stemming from his relationship with an elderly woman he befriended during a service call in October 2016. According to a Miami Herald report, the man scammed the woman out of $65,000 and gave away her dog on Craigslist in the months that… Read More »

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