A jury deliberated approximately two and a half hours before finding Michel Escoto guilty of first degree murder for the 2002 death of his wife Wendy Trapaga.
Standing before a Miami-Dade jury Assistant State Attorney Gail Levine pointed to Michel Escoto Monday and declared, “This defendant is guilty of murder in the first degree.”
The electrocution of a 7-year old boy in the family’s North Miami swimming pool – apparently due to faulty wiring to the pool’s light – has served as a lightning rod drawing attention to pool safety.
A woman who ran a pet rescue in Hialeah has been charged with more than 50 counts of animal cruelty after police found the animals living in filth in a small warehouse. The woman is likely facing more charges after police found scores more animals – some in grave condition – at her home in North Miami-Dade on Thursday.
Amid all promise for Major League Soccer in Miami, in a stadium at PortMiami overlooking the bay and city, what was the once quiet opposition to the stadium plan has now gone very public.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott chatted up some kids and parents at an Opa-Locka Department of Children and Families office Tuesday. Scott shared a “selfie” with the office director, and made the rounds chatting and shaking hands with staff members.
Closing arguments are set to start Monday in the case of a seven-year-old boy who was allegedly sexually abused while a student at the Downtown Miami Charter School.
Closing arguments are set for Monday in the case of a seven-year-old boy who was allegedly sexually abused while a student at the Downtown Miami Charter School.
Miami Dade College is led by President Eduardo Padrón, a hugely respected and proper figure. The “proper” part, however, has taken a punch this week.
Wearing tan slacks and a blue dress shirt, a little boy raised his hand to God and described the ungodly abuse he says he suffered at the Downtown Miami Charter School.