Month: January 2020

A breed apart

Woman’s lawsuit seeks return of her 19 dogs Awoman whose 19 dogs were seized when she became hospitalized from a poisonous spider bite is suing Marion County to get her companions back. Valerie Edgington, 51, claims in her law firm link building federal lawsuit that her Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights to due process were
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Confiscated dogs go home

Valerie Edgington’s “children” are coming home. It might just be a temporary stop for some of Edgington’s furry children — the 21 dogs who have cute names like Punkie and Flash — but it’s a long way from the dog pound where the pooches have lived since March. Orange County authorities impounded 26 of Edgington’s
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Death-row doggies await fate

Behind bars and facing death, Ruby and her daughter, Angel, have plenty of time to ponder their crime — and its unfolding legal repercussions for Orange County. But they’re probably more focused on their kibble. Romping nervously in their cement and steel cell, Ruby, a 3-year-old reddish-brown golden retriever, and Angel, a 2-year-old labrador mix,
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Pascale not questioned

FDLE investigators, according to their report, never contacted Pascale, now a Seminole County deputy sheriff, who said this week she was unaware of a four-month technical audit template investigation into her actions, nor that it vindicated her. But Pascale said it helps clear her of any wrongdoing in the Devlin case and said Devlin “beat
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Coercion charges rejected

Allegations that Volusia County State Attorney’s Office officials coerced a teenager to lie about sexual abuse and then hid him from Orlando police officers who had a warrant for his arrest were deemed unfounded in two investigations. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and The Florida Bar investigated the claims of Eric D. Golden, who
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Investigator failed to report

Within several months of Pascale’s first interview with Golden in 1993, he was arrested in Orlando and charged with possession of marijuana. Golden received community control and probation but violated his probation by leaving Orlando to stay with friends in New Orleans, according to the affidavit. Orlando police got a warrant for his arrest. Pascale
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