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Deontae Young accused of killing dad on I-75 in Peach County | The …

An Alabama family of eight was on the way back from a Florida vacation when a feud between father and son allegedly led to homicide.

Daniel Lee Young, 40, of Birmingham, was riding in the front passenger seat of a rented Ford Expedition as his wife was driving through Peach County late Tuesday night, said J.T. Ricketson, special agent in charge of the Perry investigative office of the GBI.

Young’s two adult sons, including Deontae Leqwan Young, 21, also of Birmingham, his three young daughters and his girlfriend were in the back of the SUV, Ricketson said.

Just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, 911 received a call about a person shot on Interstate 75 just past the Byron exit, near mile marker 151, which is in Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese’s jursidiction.

“(Deontae Young) and his family were coming through from Orlando and he and his father got into some sort of altercation,” Deese said

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Closing Arguments Underway In Trial Of Man Accused Of Killing Wife

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Closing arguments were underway in the trial of a man accused of killing his estranged wife and dumping her body in the Everglades.

Around noon, prosecution had wrapped their closing arguments and defense was starting their closings in the trial of Cid Torres.

Defense told the jury they are the checks and balances of the judicial system. They said that because his wife Vilet’s body was never found there is no definitive proof of exactly what happened to her. Nevertheless, prosecutors say they have plenty of evidence that Cid killed his wife.

“Cid Torrez was jealous, possessive, manipulative, selfish and has an ego that doesn’t even fit in this courthouse,” said prosecutor Lanie Bandell.

With his fate hanging in the balance, Cid held his hands together and kept his eyes fixed on the jury. He has said he is innocent did not take the stand during his

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Prosecutors Wrapping Up In Trial Of Man Accused Of Killing Wife

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Prosecutors are finishing their case against murder suspect Cid Torrez whose accused of killing his estranged wife five years ago and burying her body near the Everglades.

Torrez claims he’s innocent but police said he’s behind the disappearance of 38-year-old Vilet Torrez in 2012.

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Cid Torrez (Source: CBS4)

The lead Miramar detective testified Wednesday morning that Vilet’s body would have fit in Torrez’s car trunk.

Police believe Vilet was put in the trunk Of Torrez’s Jaguar after she was murdered and then driven to a remote area for burial.

“I asked one of our female officers that had the same height as the victim. I asked if she would help out or assist and they put her

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Trial Of Man Accused Of Killing Wife Intensifies In Week 2

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The murder trial of a Broward man accused of killing his wife is intensifying.

This is as prosecutors are building their case against Cid Torrez, claiming he killed his wife Vilet in a jealous rage back in 2012 in their Miramar townhome.

Crime scene investigator Michael Kelly says Cid Torrez’s blood was found under a sink on a pipe and elsewhere indicating a struggle.

“When you find small blood stains on the wall, remember you’re looking at a scene, something that’s not normal, trying to find indication that the crime scene occurred in the residence,” said Kelly.

Late Monday, Cid Torrez listened attentively as an audio tape of his police interrogation was played. You could hear the anguish in his voice as he denies knowing anything about his estranged wife Vilet’s disappearance.

On the same day, a business associate testified Torrez told him he secretly installed spyware on Vilet’s

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Woman accused in ex-husband’s slaying still blaming son at retrial

Lanny Horwitz’s designer luggage was packed for a trip with a lady friend and business partner when he stepped into the shower. Then his ex-wife Donna entered the bathroom and fired 10 shots from two guns until Horwitz, 66, was mortally wounded, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

The Sept. 30, 2011 shooting was her way of making a statement, Palm Beach County Assistant State Attorney Aleathea McRoberts told the jury at the start of Donna Horwitz’s retrial: “I’m not taking it anymore because you are Mr. Meanie.”

But attorneys for Horwitz, 70, say it was another occupant in the Jupiter residence that had the true motive and opportunity for the killing — her son Radley.

Prosecutors to seek death penalty against Arkansas man accused of killing wife, daughter

HOT SPRINGS — Prosecutors indicated that they plan to seek the death penalty against a man accused in the fatal shootings of his wife and daughter in 2015, upgrading both first-degree murder charges to capital murder at a hearing Monday in Garland County Circuit Court.

Eric Allen Reid, 57, has remained in custody since his arrest the night of the shootings, Oct. 20, 2015, in lieu of $1 million bond. He appeared before Judge John Homer Wright on Monday and pleaded innocent to the amended charges.

Reid was set to stand trial June 28 on the original charges, punishable by up to life in prison, but his attorney Willard Proctor requested a continuance in light of the amended charges, which was granted. A motions hearing is scheduled for June 26 with a trial date yet to be set.

Reid on

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Prosecutors to seek death penalty against Arkansas man accused of …

HOT SPRINGS — Prosecutors indicated that they plan to seek the death penalty against a man accused in the fatal shootings of his wife and daughter in 2015, upgrading both first-degree murder charges to capital murder at a hearing Monday in Garland County Circuit Court.

Eric Allen Reid, 57, has remained in custody since his arrest the night of the shootings, Oct. 20, 2015, in lieu of $1 million bond. He appeared before Judge John Homer Wright on Monday and pleaded innocent to the amended charges.

Reid was set to stand trial June 28 on the original charges, punishable by up to life in prison, but his attorney Willard Proctor requested a continuance in light of the amended charges, which was granted. A motions hearing is scheduled for June 26 with a trial date yet to be set.

Reid on

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State, defense rest in trial of man accused of killing 7-month-old Bryan girl – Bryan

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Sunrise police sergeant accused of grabbing woman’s hair, telling her ‘You’re mine’

SUNRISE, Fla. – The director of human resources for the city of Sunrise claims that police Sgt. Roger Krege grabbed her by the hair, told her that he knew that she liked it rough and told her, “You’re mine.”

In a sworn statement obtained by Local 10 News, Carla Gomez said she felt “mortified and threatened.”

The incident was reported last August at a city of Sunrise Employee Appreciation Dinner at the Signature Grand in Davie.

Gomez said Krege had slurred speech, was sweating profusely and could not see straight.

That’s not all.

Sunrise police, krege, in front of city council

Sunrise police crime scene investigator Severine Smigelski said Krege “shoved” her when she took his keys away that night.

Krege was the focus of a recent internal affairs investigation after an anonymous letter was sent to the police chief raising concerns about Krege’s behavior that night.

Krege is also president the Fraternal Order

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