This week on Florida Man Friday, we are dealing with someone who believes they are a fantasy character from the Harry Potter series. I mean, if I were to pick a fantasy land to live in, it may as well be at Hogwarts.
An undercover Channel 4 TV researcher allegedly murdered and tortured a drug dealer in front of his two children 18 years ago.
A woman died after being drugged and raped in her Miami hotel room by two men on spring break.
After a 2-year-old boy consumed fentanyl, a dangerous narcotic, authorities charged a Kentucky mother with murder. Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Rob Sanders, criticized Baker for not keeping the drugs out of reach. He described the situation as “tragic and senseless.”
Chelsea Becker, 26, from central California, was charged with murder after she delivered a stillborn baby who tested positive for methamphetamine. Becker has since been in a Kings County jail in November 2019. Her bail set at a staggering $2 million dollars.
Scott Miller, 45, a former Australian swimmer, was arrested on drug charges during a raid on his home in Sydney this past Tuesday. Sydney police are alleging the Olympian is the head of a drug syndicate that is supplying methamphetamines all across New South Wales state.
Following an investigation into a deadly 2019 drug raid, nine police officers from the Houston Police Department narcotics squad were discovered to have been stealing overtime money from the department and have since been charged. Although the investigation into the alleged money scheme is ongoing, an audit of the narcotics unit from July 2020 did find that the officers rarely carried out thorough investigations and often overpaid informants for the seizure of minuscule amounts of drugs.
Zephaniah “Zephi” Trevino, a teenaged sex trafficking victim, appeared on Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom Wednesday to denounce the capital murder charges that she is currently facing. Trevino continues to maintain her innocence and shared her story on Jason Flom’s podcast in order to clear her name.
On April 21, 2012, 19-year-old Tanner Barton was invited to a party at a friend’s house in Kokomo, Indiana. The next morning, Tanner was dead. I had the opportunity to sit (over Zoom) with Tanner’s mother, Michele Barton, to discuss what happened to her son and what her next steps are for bringing anyone responsible for Tanner’s death to justice.