A 19-year-old shot and killed the mother and stepfather of his pregnant 17-year-old girlfriend at in Homestead Friday morning, Miami-Dade police said. Police identified the couple as David Fluitt, 31, and Deborah Ramos-Arce, 35.
Julián Morales, a 6-year-old Homestead resident, suffers from Zinsser-Cole-Engman syndrome, a rare congenital disorder that affects his bone marrow and can easily make him bleed to death. His family has been desperately seeking a compatible bone marrow donor for the past year.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office says it found Homestead attempted murder suspect Esiquio Salinas in a Lehigh Acres marijana grow house run by Trinidad Quintino. They say they also found marijnana plants, harvested marijuana and THC wax and oils.
Two 15-year-old students at Homestead Middle School were arrested Tuesday after police said they brought a weapon to campus. Schools have been on heightened alert after the massacre at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.
Former Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman wants the Florida Supreme Court to take up a challenge to his conviction in a case that involves consulting work on a permitting issue for a nonprofit organization.