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A strange and frightening tale of deceit, greed and torture unfolded when police accused Martin Rector of shooting his friend Chris Morris five times. Rector accused the victim's parents of playing key roles in the crime.
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"World's greatest con artist," Juan Carlos Guzman-Betancourt
He showed up as a youngster in Miami, claiming to have stowed away in the wheel well of a cargo plane. Known by many names, Juan Carlos Guzman-Betancourt became an international con man.
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Father searches for son's killer
William Alexander Jr. struggles to walk again so he can continue the search for his son's killer.
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1995 case combined abduction, murder and dismemberment
Noel Doorbal, Daniel Lugo and John Carl Mese were part of a gang that used kidnapping and death threats to extort millions. A Hungarian couple from Golden Beach who made a fortune in 1-900 sex telephone numbers was abducted by the gang, murdered, dismembered with a chain saw and ax, burned, then sealed in 55-gallon drums. Lugo and Doorbal received two death sentences each for the grisly murders of Frank Griga and Krisztina Furton. Mese was sentenced to prison.
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Baby Lollipops; the death of a toddler the crime of a mother
The unidentified body of a toddler, badly beaten and weighing just 18 pounds, was discovered in the bushes of a Miami Beach bay front home in November 1990. He was dubbed Baby Lollipops for the lollipop design on his T-shirt. His mother, Ana Maria Cardona and her lover Olivia Gonzalez were arrested in the Orlando area. During a 1992 trial, Cardona blamed the abuse on Gonzalez. Jurors convicted Cardona anyway after Gonzalez testified that Cardona had beaten, tortured and hidden the child for months inside their Miami efficiency, inflicting a fatal blow on the boy with a baseball bat. That year, Cardona became the first woman in Florida history to be sent to Death Row for killing her own child. Gonzalez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. She served 19 years in prison and is now free.
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Afraid to tell husband, mother abandons baby, police charge
Facing her fifth pregnancy and fearing her husband would leave if he found out, a mother hid her pregnancy for nine months, gave birth alone in a bathroom and then abandoned the baby by a shopping center Dumpster, Metro-Dade police charged in 1990.
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Ronald Salazar, convicted in death of sister
In 2009 Ronald Salazar was convicted of raping and killing his sister, Marina Estefani Salazar.
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Attorney Joel DeFabio
Miami Herald coverage of the cases of attorney Joel DeFabio.
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Kenneth Rijock revealed secrets of money laundering
For Kenneth Rijock, the path from law-abiding attorney to illicit money launderer was a short one, lined with easily available cocaine and fast cash. More than a decade after his life became a flash of quickie flights to Caribbean islands toting millions in cash, Rijock went on the offensive to disclose his past and suggest ways to close money-laundering loopholes.
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Cocaine cowboys, the world's deadliest criminals
Almost weekly murders and shootouts involving drug-trafficking Colombians brought unprecedented violence to South Florida in the 1980s