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Man shot in retaliation after confronting shooter abusing girlfriend, witnesses say

SOURCE: ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A 22-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday less than an hour after intervening when he saw a man abusing his girlfriend, according to witness accounts included in the Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. George Becker, 22, was visiting a friend at a neighboring home to the suspect on Sackett Circle when… Keep Reading

New Orange County drug diversion policy aims to curb ‘mass incarceration’

SOURCE: ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A new drug diversion policy for Orange and Osceola counties that will allow certain offenders to have minor charges dropped was unveiled Thursday. Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced the new three-tiered approached, which she said her office developed to put a stop to mass incarcerations and save taxpayer dollars. “With… Keep Reading

Boy saw stepfather kill mom in fight about cheating accusations, deputies say

SOURCE: ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – An 8-year-old boy saw his stepfather strangle and stab his mother as the couple fought about infidelity accusations Tuesday evening, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the boy called 911 around 6:45 p.m., screaming for Jason Lindsey to stop hurting his mother, 38-year-old Tynell Lindsey. When authorities arrived at the apartment… Keep Reading

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