Case ends against man wrongly convicted of 5 kids' deaths
Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said Deering was the victim of misconduct by law enforcement when he was charged and convicted in 2006. Juwan Deering, 50, will not face a second trial, Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said. Deering walked into court shackled at the waist but walked out as a free man with no restraints. Favorable evidence was not shared with his defense lawyer, and jurors at the 2006 trial didn't know that jail informants were given significant benefits for their testimony against Deering, McDonald said. The investigation between 2000 and 2006 was “totally compromised by misconduct,” McDonald said.wftv.com
Conviction to be dropped in Michigan fire that killed 5 kids
Fatal Fire Michigan FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2006, file photo, Juwan Deering listens during his sentencing in Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, Mich. Authorities are dropping a murder conviction against Deering, who is serving a life sentence for a fire that killed five children in suburban Detroit in 2000, a prosecutor said Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. The case against Deering was spoiled by the failure to share evidence that would have helped his defense, said Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald, who was elected last fall. Now a Michigan assistant attorney general, he was removed last spring from the team handling an alleged kidnapping plot against Gov. McDonald said she will join a new request by Deering's attorneys to have a judge throw out the murder conviction.wftv.com
Woman, 2 dogs killed in Sanford house fire
SANFORD, Fla. – A 33-year-old woman and two dogs were killed early Friday in a Sanford house fire, officials said. [TRENDING: 3 children, 2 adults killed in ‘horrific’ crash | Motorcyclist killed in crash -- with bear | $1,400 payments by this weekend?] Jeff Detzel, of the Sanford Fire Department, said a police officer patrolling the area noticed the flames and reported the fire. AdThe woman and dogs were later found dead in the home. Other family members, including the victim’s children, live at the house but were not home when the fire started, Detzel said.
Body found after fire breaks out at Palm Bay home
PALM BAY, Fla. – A body was found inside a Palm Bay home after fire ripped through at least one room, investigators said. The fatal fire started around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at 1443 Higbee Street SE in Palm Bay. AdFirefighters extinguished the flames and found a person dead in the bedroom, officials said. The state fire marshal and Palm Bay investigators will investigate the cause of the blaze. #BreakingOvernight A Palm Bay house fire turned into a death investigation.
1 dead in Volusia mobile home fire
EDGEWATER, Fla. – One person was killed early Tuesday in a mobile home fire in Volusia County, authorities said. Volusia Fire Rescue said the fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. at the Terra Mar Village on Ash Street off U.S. 1 near Edgewater. [TRENDING: Even colder air on the way | Latest on $1,400 economic relief payments | Bars, nightclubs continue to disobey local COVID-19 rules]The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said neighbors awoke to see the mobile home fully engulfed in flames. AdSheriff’s officials said the victim is believed to be the 70-year-old man who lived in the mobile home but positive identification is pending. “He was a real nice guy.”Volusia County fire crews found one person dead after extinguishing a mobile home fire near Edgewater.
94-year-old woman dies in Polk County fire
DAVENPORT, Fla. – A 94-year-old woman and her pet were killed Wednesday night in a mobile home fire, officials said. The fatal fire was reported around 9:15 p.m. on Lake Wilson Road in Davenport. Polk County Fire Rescue was called to a structure fire with possible entrapment and found the single-wide mobile home engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished, and after a search of the home, the woman and her pet were found dead, county officials said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Woman found on fire dies at Orlando home, police say
ORLANDO, Fla. – A woman found ablaze died Tuesday morning at an Orlando house in what authorities have deemed a suspicious death. Orlando police officers doused the flames and tended to the woman, who was on fire, officials said. Orlando firefighters then took over rescue efforts, but the woman died at the scene, according to authorities. Officials said a suspicious death investigation has been launched. Police said the woman’s death is not being investigated as a homicide and there’s no danger to the community.
Retired Florida firefighter dies in house fire
COOPER CITY, Fla. A retired Miami firefighter died in a South Florida house fire on Sunday afternoon, Broward Sheriff's officials said. The fire broke out around 1:45 p.m. in Cooper City, which is a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. Fire Chief Michael Cane said the home was already engulfed in flames when crews arrived. A neighbor had pulled the man from the home and covered him with a tarp before firefighters arrived, Kane said. It pulls on your heartstrings, because he fell victim to a fire, the same thing hes been fighting for his entire career, Kane told the South Florida SunSentinel.
Man, woman killed in DeBary RV fire
ORANGE CITY, Fla. – A man and woman were killed early Monday in an RV fire in DeBary, officials said. The double fatal fire was reported at 4:17 a.m. at the Highbanks Marina & Camp Resort at 488 W. Highbanks Road. According to Volusia County fire officials, Allan Gower, 72, and Teresa Gower, 69, Kentucky residents who often spend the winter months in DeBary, were pulled from the RV and taken to area hospitals. Allan Gower was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford, and Teresa Gower was taken to AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the state Bureau of Fire, Arson and Explosives.