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May 2018 Archives

Study looks at frequency of wrongful convictions

Some people in Florida who have been convicted of a crime might be innocent. In around 3 to 5 percent of cases involving capital crimes, such as rape and murder, people are exonerated when new DNA evidence is discovered. However, several researchers wondered what the percentage was for other types of crimes ranging from drug possession to aggravated assault and armed robbery.

Man concludes federal drug case in plea agreement

One Florida man has ended his case in a plea agreement after being accused of over 12 federal charges for drugs and weapons. Allegedly the ringleader of a cocaine and methamphetamine trafficking group based in Tallahassee, the 57-year-old man pleaded guilty to two of the charges he was facing, conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.