29, Jul 2014 - Duval, FL Florida mom denied 'stand your ground' defense in warning shot case
A judge has denied a Jacksonville woman's request to use Florida's so-called "stand your ground" law as a defense for attempted murder charges that arose after she fired a gun at her husband. In an order dated earlier this month, Duval County Circuit Court Judge James Daniel rejected 33-year-old Marissa Alexander's request to use the defense at her retrial. Alexander was previously denied ...
04, Apr 2014 - Jacksonville, FL Retrial set for US man in loud music killing
JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) A man convicted of attempted murder in a confrontation over loud music with an unarmed black teen won't be sentenced until after his retrial on a murder charge.A Duval County judge made that decision...
02, Apr 2014 - Man gets life sentence for fatal fire
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A northeast Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for setting a fatal Jacksonville house fire. A Duval County judge sentenced 52-year-old Jimmie Ray Jackson Jr. on Friday. He pleaded guilty last month to murder, arson and burglary.