5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 23

FLORIDA MAN CHARGED WITH USING STOLEN CREDIT CARD TO FILL ENORMOUS FUEL TANK HIDDEN IN VAN

Julio Regalado Garcia is charged with unlawful conveyance of fuel and fraudulent use of a credit card. He was arrested Wednesday after investigators stopped the van and found the tank.

STETSON UNIVERSITY RAISES $80 MILLION OF $150 MILLION GOAL DURING FUNDRAISING DRIVE

Officials with the DeLand university said Thursday that the fundraising campaign is the first in six years.

ARMED GUARD SHOT IN HEAD WHILE LEAVING CENTRAL FLORIDA PUBLIX

The gunman shot the Loomis guard as he left the store on Thursday afternoon. The guard was in critical condition on Thursday evening.

MOTHER OF MISSING GIRL CHARGED WITH ABUSE OF CORPSE

The body of the 11-year-old Bradenton girl was discovered in a freezer that had been dropped off last week at her grandmother’s house. Her mother is in jail.

DEATH ROW INMATE DEMANDING THE ELECTRIC CHAIR

For the first time in nearly two decades, an inmate is demanding that he be put to death in an electric chair rather than by lethal injection. Wayne Doty of Plant City says he wants to die as soon as possible, partly to attain what he has called “spiritual freedom.”

 

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