WIFE OF MASS GUNMAN LOSES APPEAL; STAYS IN JAIL
A panel of the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled last week that Noor Salman should remain in jail until her trial next March. Salman is charged with obstruction and aiding and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen, who opened fire at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, last June. Forty-nine people were killed.
SHERIFF: WOMAN KILLED HUSBAND; USED MOTH BALLS TO MASK ODOR
Dorothy Singer is charged with the first-degree murder of 48-year-old William “Butch” Singer. She’s being held without bond. Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly says Singer’s tarp-wrapped body was found April 7 after his sister reported him missing in March. An autopsy shows he was shot four times in the head and once in the chest.
US CHARGES 14 IN MIAMI DRUG RACKETEERING CONSPIRACY
Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin Greenberg said at a news conference Wednesday that some of the suspects have been involved in the enterprise since 2000, when many were only juveniles. The group was charged under a federal racketeering law that carries a potential life prison sentence.
ARRAIGNMENT DELAYED FOR ‘COCAINE COWBOY’ ON LAM 26 YEARS
Court records show the attorney for 55-year-old Gustavo Falcon needs more time to make financial arrangements. A federal judge delayed Falcon’s arraignment from Thursday until May 25. Falcon was arrested in April near Orlando, where he lived under an assumed name with his wife. Falcon vanished in 1991 when he, his older brother Augusto “Willie” Falcon, Salvador “Sal” Magluta and others were charged in a major federal indictment.
TEEN CREDITED WITH SAVING LIFE OF INJURED POLICE OFFICER
Thalia Rodriguez stopped her car early Sunday morning and saw the man was bleeding profusely and had lost one leg and most of the other. Rodriguez says her first responder training kicked in. She and another driver who stopped put a tourniquet on his leg to stop the bleeding. Doctors say that likely saved the life of off-duty Miami-Dade police Maj. Ricky Carter.