Joshua Figueroa must also pay a restitution of $3,428.95 to the Paxton family, serve 15 years of felony probation and complete 120 hours of community service in a trauma center or hospital.
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Zhane Sanders of Charlotte, North Carolina, visited Florida to attend a graduation ceremony in Marion County.
The incident occurred at 1:40 a.m. at the Fast Track convenience store next to the Exxon gas station at 3960 SW Archer Road.
Eric Robinson, 19, was charged with attempted murder in October 2021.
A Fort Clarke middle schooler was arrested after he brought a loaded gun to campus Friday. Jaylan Hillman, a Gainesville resident, stole a handgun from his mother before bringing it to school, according to an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Travonta Rivers was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison on child pornography charges Wednesday.
A motorcyclist died Wednesday afternoon after crashing into another vehicle on Northwest 39th Avenue.
GPD continues to search for a suspect in a downtown parking garage shooting around 2 a.m. Sunday at 105 SW 3rd St. The shooting stemmed from an argument between two groups.
A shooting Tuesday night at Wawa on 1007 E. University Ave. left one man dead. At about 9 p.m., Gainesville Police Department officers responded to the gas station about a person being shot. Wallace Lee, a Gainesville resident, was found by officers lying on the ground with what looked like a gunshot wound to the head.
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The judge did not accept the change of plea with the proposed minimum sentence by Figueroa’s attorney, Robert Rush. Figueroa, his mother, father and Rush all sat in silence without visible rejection.
On the eve of Holi this year, Sharma walked along the sidewalk of Southwest 34th Street to the market to pick up gujiya, a popular Holi delicacy. Sharma was fatally hit and killed March 17. He was 21 years old.
The deaths of multiple UF students, including Paxton, sparked a campus-wide response with the inceptions of Florida Not One More and Gators Against Pedestrian Deaths.
The 2007 Freightliner bus had 39 passengers on board during the collision at 6:30 a.m., according to FHP. One person was in critical condition when they arrived at the hospital, one in serious condition, three in fair condition and two in good condition, said Ken Garcia, Shands Hospital spokesperson.