According to the Economic Policy Journal, the number of murders in the United States is declining. In 2006, there were just over 15,000 murders; by 2010, that number had dropped to 12,996. Though it’s still at a tragically high number, most Americans don’t typically worry about murders unless one happens in their local community.
Local10 reports on a murder cover-up that’s been dragging on since August in Fort Lauderdale, and residents will be relieved to hear that police have finally arrested two suspects. Whether the suspects prove to be innocent or guilty, they still deserve proper and fair representation. If you need a criminal attorney in Fort Lauderdale, we can help.
At Leader & Leader P.A., we handle criminal charges ranging from criminal offenses in traffic to major felonies. If you need a criminal lawyer, call our office today at 954-523-2020, and let us know what we can do for you.
Police Found Body More Than Three Months Ago
Police arrested a 28-year-old man and a 23-year-old man late last month as suspects in a murder that occurred more than three months ago. Both men face first-degree murder charges, as well as charges related to covering up a crime. Firefighters found the body of a 38-year-old man on the morning of Aug. 2 inside his Fort Lauderdale home, which was burning at the time.
Responders took the victim to a local medical center, where doctors pronounced him dead. No one else was injured in the fire, and police have not yet released a potential motive for the victim’s death
Police Arrest a Serial Con Artist in Fort Lauderdale
According to WSNV, detectives arrested a 33-year-old con artist who lured women into romantic relationships with him so he could steal their money. Police are currently holding the man on a $2,500 bond under a charge of grand theft. In the most recent incident, he stole $14,000 from a woman after dating her for two weeks.
The woman claims he was constantly trying to get her personal information, including banking information, while they were dating. She was not his first victim. The man had devised a system in which he would pretend to be a wealthy man online and lure women into forming a relationship with him.
He would give them fake names and tell them he was interested in finance, only to steal their money later, leaving a trail of angry women he had duped all over the country. In the most recent case, he took the victim out on one date before inviting her on a trip to Puerto Rico. The man then asked her if she wanted to open a joint bank account with him; shortly after that, he told her he wanted to propose and brought up the question of marriage.
Everyone deserves proper representation, even if they find themselves on the wrong side of the law. If you need a criminal lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, Leader & Leader can help. Call us today at 954-523-2020 to arrange a consultation with a qualified lawyer in Fort Lauderdale.