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Ex-cop serial killer finally scheduled for execution
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the death warrant for Vietnam vet and admitted neo-Nazi, Manuel “Manny” Pardo, Jr. The former cop admitted to killing nine drug dealers and witnesses during a four-month span in 1986, saying they were “scum of the earth.” Though initially arrested in May 1986 for the slayings of 40-year-old Ramon Alvero and his girlfriend 37-year-old Daisy Ricard, a police search of Pardo’s Hialeah apartment revealed a calendar where he dated his killings and other evidence implicating him and a fellow officer in seven other Miami-area homicides earlier that year. Pardo is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection December 11 at 6 p.m. at the Florida State Prison near Raiford.
Single suspect in stabbing of four men on Halloween
Four men were stabbed during Halloween festivities at CocoWalk in Coconut Grove when an argument broke out around Grand Avenue, according to Miami Police. The fight broke out around 3 a.m. after Halloween as partiers were leaving the area. Someone then pulled out a knife and stabbed the four men, Anevri Moreira, 21, is currently in police custody for the crime, and is charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder. The victims were all transported to Ryder Trauma Center, three in critical condition. One man went into cardiac arrest en route to the hospital and was resuscitated.
Man wanted for the killing of rapper Bizzle
An arrest warrant for Craig Mitchell has been issued in the murder of local Miami rapper Bizzle, who was shot and killed Oct. 15. Mitchell, 39, is 5 feet 6 inches tall with short black hair, a beard and moustache. Police, who declined to specify the relationship between the two men, consider Mitchell to be armed and dangerous. Bizzle, real name Robert Labranche, was 37 when he was murdered at a Liberty City car wash after an argument — prompting police to struggle to contain a large crowd of mourners who showed up to the scene. Labranche’s two young children were inside his car at the time, but did not witness the incident.
Four Ft. Lauderdale firefighters arrested for forgery
Four Fort Lauderdale firefighters; Freddie Batista, Michael Reimer, Steve Loleski, Gregory Jones and Joseph Perri were arrested on multiple charges of misconduct, forgery, and theft. The investigation into the five firefighters began when a routine audit by the Florida Department of Health turned up a “fraudulent document,” according to a release from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Batista faces the most charges, with five counts of forgery and five counts of official misconduct. The other four are being charged with one count of uttering a forged document, one count of grand theft, and one count of official misconduct.