Murder Rate Jinx Strikes Again
Exactly one week later, the county's seen two absolutely gruesome crimes. On Saturday, a 16-year-old with good grades and ambition for a music career was shot dead while coming from a Boyd Anderson High School talent show in Lauderdale Lakes. WSVN has a heart-breaking interview with the boy's mother.
Then there's today's attack on a 21-year-old Miami woman, allegedly by Alan Dixon, a 28-year-old from Orlando who has a long rap sheet and a bullet-scarred torso with which to intimidate witnesses. That ploy worked, judging by the fact witnesses gave interviews from the neck down to CBS4. The victim, Samantha O'Neil, was found in a State Route 84 motel and rushed to the hospital. Witness reports suggest that she was severely beaten and that she feared for her life. Authorities have yet to release a report on O'Neil's condition.
A SWAT team thought they had Dixon trapped in a hotel room, but he's on the loose.