Five Things to Know in Florida for April 13

IMPRISONED EX-DEFENSE CONTRACTOR FACING SEX ABUSE CHARGES

Miami federal prosecutors said Tuesday an indictment charges 36-year-old Christopher Rennie Glenn with sex trafficking conspiracy, sexual assault of minors and similar offenses. Prosecutors say the crimes were committed while Glenn worked at a Honduras air base as a contract network systems administrator.

WIDOW DISCOVERS FORMER LEGISLATOR STRUCK, KILLED HER HUSBAND

Robert Schenck struck Lyle Swanson in September 2014. Swanson died from his injuries in March 2015, but it wasn’t until later that his wife discovered identity of the driver. According to the FHP, Schenck’s ticket was adjudicated withheld on the citation he was given for causing the wreck.

JURORS RECOMMEND DEATH FOR MAN WHO BURIED WOMAN ALIVE

The panel voted 10-2 on Tuesday for 37-year-old Vahtiece Kirkman’s execution. He was convicted last week of first-degree murder and kidnapping. Authorities say the remains of 22-year-old Darice Knowles were found in a Cocoa wooded area in 2010, nearly four years after she was reported missing by her family. Prosecutors say Kirkman buried the woman alive under a mix of concrete and dirt, because he was afraid she was talking with police about his connections to another homicide.

MIAMI-DADE TRIES TO STOP ZIKA FROM SPREADING LOCALLY

As of Tuesday, all 85 Zika cases statewide stem from travel outside the U.S. Miami-Dade County leads the state with 33 cases, followed by Broward County’s 13 cases. Federal health officials don’t expect widespread outbreaks, but they are increasingly concerned about medical complications linked to Zika.

MAN GETS LIFE SENTENCE FOR 1990 FATAL STABBING

A judge found 54-year-old Walter Sapp guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder and sentenced immediately to life in prison. Sapp had elected to have a “bench trial,” rather than face a jury. Authorities say Sapp fatally stabbed Juliet Walden and slashed her throat in front of her three young sons in November 1990. Now adults, the sons testified at Sapp’s trial.

 

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