OFFICER’S TRIAL DELAYED UNTIL APRIL IN MOTORIST’S SHOOTING
Nouman Raja’s trial was moved Tuesday from Oct. 30 to April 2 to give both sides more time to interview potential witnesses. The 39-year-old former Palm Beach Gardens officer shot Corey Jones in October 2015. Jones’ car had broken down when he was confronted by Raja, who was working undercover. Prosecutors say a taped conversation Jones had with a tow truck dispatcher shows Raja never identified himself before Jones pulled his gun.
TRIAL SET DATE IN MURDER-FOR-HIRE CASE OF LAW PROFESSOR
A judge on Tuesday set a January trial date for Sigfredo Garcia, who authorities say gunned down Daniel Markel in his garage nearly three years ago. Three people were charged with killing the Florida State University law professor and Toronto native, who was known internationally. Police say the killing was sparked by a bitter divorce and family squabbles.
LION COUNTRY SAFARI TO BE SOLD TO CONNECTICUT NATURALIST
The park in Palm Beach County, Florida, announced Tuesday that it will be purchased by Marcella Leone, the founder of a Connecticut-based wildlife center. The sale of the 50-year-old nature park will be completed by October. Lion Country Safari calls itself a cageless zoo with lions, rhinos, giraffes and other animals roaming the grounds. Visitors drive their cars down a five-mile road to see them.
FLORIDA PROSECUTOR CHARGES 2 WITH FRAUD OVER CHARTER SCHOOLS
A Florida prosecutor announced the charges Monday. Last year a grand jury indicted charter school management company Newpoint Education Partners, as well as three other vendors. State Attorney Bill Eddins alleged in a release that Marcus May, the Newpoint owner, obtained more than $1 million in public money from the schools and used proceeds to acquire property and pay for plastic surgery and cruises.
SHERIFF: VIDEO SHOWS 2 MASKED MEN ROBBING A CVS IN FLORIDA
A video released by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office on Monday shows two men dressed in black, with matching ski masks as they robbed a CVS Pharmacy in Pompano Beach. One of the men pointed a gun at a clerk and forced her to get cash from the register, while the other ran through the store searching for customers.