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Charity wary of Thompson sentencing delay

Charity wary of Thompson sentencing delay

The sentencing of confessed United Way of Santa Rosa County (UWSRC) embezzler Guy Thompson is being delayed into January, sparking concerns that his attorney is negotiating leniency. “We want to see justice done,” said Melissa Stuckey, executive director of the Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa County, in a phone interview. Stuckey said that she […]

BREAKING: Lucas found dead in cell

BREAKING: Lucas found dead in cell

A Navarre murder suspect in custody hung himself in his cell Friday morning according to the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Bob Johnson confirmed to Navarre Press that Robert Shane Lucas, 51, took his own life at approximately 5 a.m. Friday. According to Johnson, Lucas was not on suicide watch at the time of the […]

Second man convicted in Navarre shooting

Second man convicted in Navarre shooting

A Santa Rosa County jury convicted Cody James Gomez Feb. 29 of an attempted murder that occurred in Navarre in 2017. According to a press release from State Attorney Bill Eddins’ office, Gomez was found guilty of principal to attempted second degree murder with a firearm and principal to attempted armed robbery with a firearm. […]

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 […]

UPDATE: Lindsay found guilty for Musil murder

UPDATE: Lindsay found guilty for Musil murder

  Lori Musil was an artist. She was a mother, and she was the kind of person who “never met a stranger.” Musil texted her children goodnight every day. Musil was young and loving, and she took the time to go on outings with her children and grandchildren regularly. Her grandchildren referred to her as […]

Milton woman convicted of aggravated manslaughter

Milton woman convicted of aggravated manslaughter

A Milton woman is facing up to 30 years in state prison after her disabled mother died while under her care. Jackie Ellen Passmore was convicted Thursday of aggravated manslaughter of a disabled adult at jury trial in the Circuit Court of Santa Rosa County, according to a press release from state attorney Bill Eddins. […]

Aydelott found not guilty due to insanity

Aydelott found not guilty due to insanity

Brandon William Aydelott was found not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday, Oct. 11 for the brutal Christmas Eve murder of his mother Sharon Aydelott at a judge trial. Dr. Scott Benson a defense expert in psychology and previous evaluator of Aydelott said that Aydelott had schizophrenia that caused delusional ideation as well as auditory hallucinations […]

Aydelott faces judge trial date

Aydelott faces judge trial date

The final date has been set for murder suspect and Gulf Breeze native Brandon William Aydelott, 20, to stand trial Tuesday, Oct. 11, for the Christmas Eve murder of his mother Sharron Aydelott. Aydelott will face a trial by judge rather than a jury state attorney Bill Eddins said. “In a case like this where […]

Trial in HBTS shooting ends in hung jury

Trial in HBTS shooting ends in hung jury

The trial of attempted murder suspect John Marshall Fitzgerald, 60, ended in a mistrial Friday, Aug. 19 after the jury could not reach an agreement. The case will be retried in the coming weeks. Fitzgerald is charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in the Oct. 30, 2015, shooting of Nelson “River” […]

Trial date set in Aydelott murder

Trial date set in Aydelott murder

The court declared William Brandon Aydelott, 20, competent to stand trial for the murder of his mother Wednesday, July 27, after the results of a second psychological evaluation were heard by Judge John Simmons Jr. The trial is set to begin in October. The presentation of the official report is a formality, as evaluating doctor […]