A jury has found a Florida man guilty of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a Georgia teenager after an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.
After more than five hours of deliberations Wednesday, the jury reached its verdict in the re-trial of Michael Dunn. Jurors were deadlocked in Dunn’s first trial on the first degree murder count. The judge declared a mistrial and the case was retried.
A Tallahassee lawmaker is pushing once again to repeal the state’s nuclear cost recovery clause. State Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda (D-Tallahassee) says she plans to file her repeal for the fifth time in a row. Rehwinkel Vasilinda says lawmakers have made changes to the rule in the past years in an attempt to quiet voters’ concerns. But so far, she says, that hasn’t worked.
“Now we still have consumer voices being very loud and talking about the fairness of the issue and how to make rates more fair,” Rehwinkel Vasilinda says.
Former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer says writing an autobiography on her life leading up to the events of her resignation was both therapeutic and a source of healing. She’s now promoting her book, “When You Get There,” which was released last month.
Governor Rick Scott is weighing in on the troubles surrounding the state’s prison system. The Florida Department of Corrections has been in the news lately for prison firings, allegations of inmate abuse, and the latest: threatening to cancel their contract with private inmate health care provider.
During a recent stop in Jacksonville, Scott told reporters he’s aware of the problems in the system and he says Corrections’ Secretary Mike Crews is taking care of it.