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Husfelt found guilty in Milton stabbing

Husfelt found guilty in Milton stabbing

A Santa Rosa County Jury found Jevon Marquise Lamar Husfelt, 22, guilty of two counts of attempted first degree premeditated murder with a weapon. According to a press release from State Attorney Bill Eddins office, on November 9, 2017, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on Kabel Drive in Milton […]

Florida’s death penalty still under scrutiny

Florida’s death penalty still under scrutiny

In November 1988 a Milton cab driver went missing. A few days later his bloodstained cab was found hidden in some woods. The body was found 12 miles away with two shot gun wounds to the chest. Evidence showed that the man had been shot at close range inside the car. The bullet fragments were […]

Legislation could reinstate Florida death penalty

Legislation could reinstate Florida death penalty

State Attorney Bill Eddins voiced confidence that the death penalty will be back in working order in Florida by the end of March. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Florida’s death penalty in muddy waters

Florida’s death penalty in muddy waters

The death penalty is now off the table for the man accused of shooting two Milton residents to death in their home July 2014 not because of the nature of the crime, but because of chaos in the court system. Read the full article in the Jan. 26 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at […]

Hurlburt airman pleads no contest

Hurlburt airman pleads no contest

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Christopher Ryan Mullins, 23 years old, has entered a plea of No Contest to 25 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. Each count carries a possible maximum of 15 years state prison.  Mullins faces up to life in prison and will be designated a sexual offender based upon […]

Evaluation finds Aydelott competent to stand trial

Evaluation finds Aydelott competent to stand trial

After three years, 20-year-old William Brandon Aydelott may finally stand trial for the brutal Christmas Eve murder of his mother Sharron Aydelott. At a June 2 hearing, the judge granted a defense attorney request for another doctor to evaluate Aydelott before his case goes to trial. Dr. Scott Benson had not finished his official report […]

Man gets life for kidnapping, sexual assault

Man gets life for kidnapping, sexual assault

A 43-year-old Gulf Breeze man will spend life in prison on charges of kidnapping and sexual battery relating to an incident on Pensacola Beach. According to court records, Bret Randall May was sentenced July 30 by Judge Linda L. Nobles. May had been convicted June 26 by an Escambia County jury. According to the state attorney’s office, […]

Milton man sentenced to life in prison

Milton man sentenced to life in prison

A Milton man was sentenced July 8 to life in state prison on a charge of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a nine-year-old girl. Circuit Judge John Miller sentenced 56-year-old Claude Russell Ratliff, who had been found guilty of the charge by a Santa Rosa County Jury May 9. Read more in the July 10 […]

Navarre man sentenced to life in prison

Navarre man sentenced to life in prison

A Navarre man convicted in 1989 of sexual battery, robbery with a weapon and attempted murder of a UWF student has been sentenced to life in prison for violation of probation. State Attorney Bill Eddins announced March 20 that 42-year-old Timothy Jordan was sentenced by Judge Linda Nobles. After his 1989 conviction, Jordan was sentenced […]