Miami’s Top Five: What you should know Tuesday

 
 
Relatives of Aaron Vu, the 10-year-old killed Friday during a robbery of his parent's Northwest Miami-Dade salon, plead with the community for tips to help solve the case at the Miami-Dade Police Headquarters on Monday November 25, 2013. Here is a poster showing information about the incident.
Relatives of Aaron Vu, the 10-year-old killed Friday during a robbery of his parent's Northwest Miami-Dade salon, plead with the community for tips to help solve the case at the Miami-Dade Police Headquarters on Monday November 25, 2013. Here is a poster showing information about the incident.
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1. Miami-Dade police are hoping that a higher reward for tips will lead to the killer of a 10-year-old boy shot during a robbery at his family’s nail salon.

2. The South Florida lawyer who engineered a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme has been ordered to testify in the upcoming trial of a former associate. A federal judge agreed that Scott Rothstein should testify for the defense in the case against attorney Christina Kitterman. She worked at Rothstein's now-defunct Fort Lauderdale law firm and is accused of mail fraud conspiracy in the massive fraud.

3. A Florida judge is approving the use of a new drug being used in executions. Circuit Judge Phyllis Rosier has ruled that the sedative midazolam hydrochloride is capable of preventing condemned inmates from experiencing pain during a lethal injection. Askari Abdullah Muhammad, formerly known as Thomas Knight, was scheduled to be executed Dec. 3. The court delayed that until at least Dec. 27.

4. Florida's Republican chairman and the GOP county leaders represented by rehabbing Congressman Trey Radel called on him to “resign immediately,” saying his recent cocaine-possession arrest and guilty plea were not tolerable.

5. Before it gets beautiful and cool on Thanksgiving, South Florida will have to deal with wind and rain. Tuesday will be cloudy, with a rain chance of 50 percent during the day and 80 percent at night.

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