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Category Archives: Murder & Manslaughter

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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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Mistrial, Second Retrial in Dalia Dippolito Murder-for-Hire Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The murder-for-hire case of Dalia Dippolito took another interesting twist recently as a judge declared a mistrial in her retrial, due to a jury deadlock at three guilty votes and three not guilty votes. According to the Palm Beach Post, the case will now head to a second retrial on charges that Dippolito attempted… Read More »

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Acquittal on Murder Charges Proves A Good Defense Works

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In a case that shocked business owners along the quaint streets of Historic Downtown Melbourne, FL, a man died in a bar parking lot after an incident involving an altercation with another individual. The matter was ruled a homicide and police arrested the second man after conducting a thorough investigation, which included interviews with… Read More »

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The Parallels between Intimate Terrorism and Mass Terrorism

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In our day and age when mass shootings have become sadly more and more commonplace, society seeks to determine what the driving forces are behind this new epidemic. After the Orlando shooting, the desire to understand and hopefully resolve these menaces to personal well-being and a sense of security and safety in our day-to-day… Read More »

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“Murderabilia” and “Son of Sam” Laws in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In our society, there is morbid curiosity and significant interest in the crimes that others commit. American cinema delves further into this interest by romanticizing common burglaries as “heists” and attempting to get into the psyche of murders, in particular, serial murderers. This interest extends beyond just cinema, as more often people are looking… Read More »

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Twenty-Eight Year Sentence for Food Poisoning Sheds Light on the Crime of Food Poisoning

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In September 2015, a peanut company executive, Steve Parnell, was sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in the distribution of peanut butter contaminated by salmonella that led to the deaths of nine victims and seriously sickened at least 714 people. Parnell was convicted by a jury and was found to have… Read More »

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