5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 18

PROSECUTION WRAPPING UP IN TRIAL OF MAN WHO KILLED WIFE, PUT PHOTO OF BODY ON FACEBOOK

Miami-Dade prosecutor Leah Klein said the state will likely rest Wednesday in the case of Derek Medina. Then defense lawyers will begin putting on evidence they say will show Medina was a battered spouse who shot 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso in 2013 in self-defense during a fight.

NO CHARGES AGAINST DEPUTIES LINKED TO PROSTITUTE AT CENTER OF DEPUTY-SHOOTING

State Attorney Phil Archer said Tuesday that former Brevard County deputies Raymond Sutherland and Larry Blair had revealed incriminating evidence but that the evidence wouldn’t be admissible at trial. Archer says that is largely because Mary Derossett isn’t cooperating.

FIU DEAN TO LEAD STUDY ON EFFECTS OF CHILDHOOD LEAD EXPOSURE ON MENTAL HEALTH, SCHIZOPHRENIA

Tomas R. Guilarte has gained worldwide recognition over the past 20 years for his research into the devastating effects of environmental lead exposure, especially for children.

COLORTOPIA INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT OPENS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

Colortopia is an interactive exhibit about color theory, psychology and perception, located at Innoventions in Disney World’s Epcot area.

ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVE SPENDING OVER $1 MILLION TO GET HOMELESS FAMILIES BACK INTO HOUSING

The commissioners approved the fund Tuesday to help an estimated 150 families in the first year with housing deposits, rent for about six months, utilities assistance and case managers who can guide parents into job programs.

 

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