Woman accused of stabbing daughter to death found competent to stand trial in Orange County
A woman who was arrested in March 2019 after driving to Winnie Palmer Hospital and telling law enforcement she had killed the dead 11-year-old girl in the passenger seat, her daughter, was found competent Monday to stand trial in Orange County.
Jury to continue deliberation in murder trial for woman accused in UCF executive’s death
The jury adjourned Thursday evening following closing arguments in the murder trial for a woman accused of fatally stabbing her husband in their Winter Park home in January 2019 and are set to return Friday morning.
Trial for ex-cop accused of murder in death of George Floyd continues with witness testimony
George Floyd’s struggle with three police officers trying to arrest him, seen on body-camera video, included Floyd’s panicky cries of “I’m sorry, I’m sorry” and “I’m claustrophobic!” as the officers tried to push Floyd into the back of a police SUV.
Trial in murder of Osceola County mother Nicole Montalvo postponed
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The trial of three family members charged in connection with the murder of an Osceola County mother has been postponed. According to court records, the trial of Christopher Otero-Rivera, his father, Angel Rivera, and his mother, Wanda Rivera, has been delayed until September 29. The trial was originally scheduled to begin August 24 in Osceola County. Otero-Rivera and Angel Rivera have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Nicole Montalvo. Wanda Rivera has been charged with being an accessory, evidence tampering and lying to law enforcement.
Hearing to be held in case against convicted killer Markeith Loyd
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. The case against convicted killer Markeith Loyd will go before a judge Monday in Orange County. Loyd is currently awaiting trial in the slaying of Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton. The trial was scheduled to begin in May but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Loyds attorney is expected to hold a conference call with prosecutors and the judge to discuss a motion involving legal fees. Loyd is serving a life sentence for murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon, in 2016.
Markeith Loyd files motion to have prosecutor removed
ORLANDO, Fla. Attorneys for convicted killer Markeith Loyd have filed a motion in court asking for the removal of prosecutor Ryan Williams from his second murder trial. Loyd is accused of killing Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton in 2017, while investigators were looking for him in connection with the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon. The motion was filed Monday and cites a conflict of interest between Williams and State Attorney Brad King. Loyd was convicted last year for the murder of Dixon. Loyds trial in the Clayton case was scheduled to begin in May but was postponed.
Markeith Loyd murder trial postponed due to coronavirus
ORLANDO, Fla. – Convicted killer Markeith Loyd’s murder trial in the shooting death of Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a judge order issued Monday. Judge Leticia J. Marques canceled the pre-trial and jury trial, which were scheduled for March 30 and May 1, respectively. “Once the limited trial court proceedings ban has been lifted and court may be rescheduled, an order resetting pre-trial and jury trial will be issued," Marques said. [RELATED: Timeline: How the hunt and capture of Markeith Loyd unfolded | Markeith Loyd found guilty of killing pregnant ex-girlfriend]Loyd was convicted last year of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon. Loyd’s attorneys have said that they plan to argue Loyd was insane when she shot Clayton.
Hearing set for accused cop killer Markeith Loyd
ORLANDO, Fla. – Convicted killer Markeith Loyd is expected back in court Tuesday for a hearing ahead of his upcoming second murder trial. Last year, a jury convicted Loyd of murder in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon. Loyd is awaiting trial in the slaying of Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton. The state and defense have filed a series of motions over the past few week, including a brand new request from Loyd’s attorneys, who want to depose and Orlando police lieutenant about the treatment Loyd received following his arrest in Clayton’s death. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.