Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his appointment of a Winter Park judge to the Sixth District Court of Appeal on Wednesday.
Benjamin Holmes, the man found guilty for the murder of UCF student Christine Franke, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Thursday.
A jury convicted Benjamin Holmes of first-degree murder in the shooting of UCF student Christine Franke in 2001.
A cold case detective assigned to investigate the 2001 murder of a UCF student turned to new DNA technology and genealogy research to identify the suspected killer, the veteran homicide investigator testified in court Friday.
A former Orlando police detective testified Thursday during the trial of a man accused in the 2001 murder of a UCF student that he has never encountered a crime scene that was staged to make it appear someone else committed it.