Bible Verse Being Investigated as Possible Motivation for Toddler's Alleged Murder

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Detectives working a case of a Jupiter woman who allegedly killed her ex-partner's 2-year-old daughter and attempted to kill the girl's 10-year-old brother are investigating a note left by the woman that references, among other things, a Bible verse on child sacrifice.

Kimberly Dawn Lucas was arrested and is being held at Palm Beach County Jail after she allegedly tried to poison both children Monday afternoon and allegedly drowned the girl in the bathtub.

Lucas and her longtime partner had raised the boy and girl since their birth.

On Wednesday, details emerged about a note left by Lucas that references a sermon she heard at Metropolitan Community Church on Sunday, the day before the death of the little girl.


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The Guy Who Wants to Marry His Computer Is Back With Another Insane Court Filing

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Baby, you look so nice tonight in that black plastic.
The world is filled with bitter little men who talk tough in legal filings, and Chris Sevier is a champ among them. Last month, the chronically annoying self-described "former Judge Advocate and combat veteran" tried to insert himself into a federal court case to see if Florida will acknowledge gay marriages performed elsewhere. His tongue-in-cheek argument: Damn, if we're going to let the gays marry, why can't I marry my "porn filled Apple computer?"

Judge Robert Hinkle rightfully flushed his request and ordered Sevier to go back to his porn stash while the adults discuss serious business. Sevier didn't like that. He particularly, it seems, didn't like that his request was called "satirical" and "removed from reality." This week he filed another motion with the court for reconsideration.

In the new filing, Sevier, who is a lawyer, rambles all over the place, discusses how Muslims had a hand in the Holocaust, defends the Duck Dynasty guy, and generally shoots his witless, mouth-foaming haterade in every possible direction.

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Michael Ralph Casey, Broward Lawyer Wanted by FBI, Considered Armed and Dangerous

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A Broward attorney who was charged with operating a multimillion-dollar fraud, is on the lam and is considered armed and dangerous, according to the FBI.

Michael Ralph Casey, 67, who practiced law in Fort Lauderdale, was indicted on federal mail and wire fraud conspiracy charges for his alleged involvement in a January 2010 to April 2011 investment scheme that defrauded hundreds of investors worldwide out of about $19 million.

Casey skipped out on his scheduled court hearing two weeks ago and hasn't been heard from since. Now, he's wanted by the FBI.

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Florida Man Rages, Robs After Hearing Cost of Subway's Cookies

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On May 1, a customer entered a Pompano Beach Subway looking nervous. He paced back and forth across the eatery's lobby before asking employee Joaquin Zapata to ring him up for a soda and chips. Apparently changing his mind at the register, he then inquired instead about the price of a sweeter side dish. Now police are looking for a man who thought the price of cookies was too damned high.

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100 Murders Linked to Stormfront, Racist Website Based in West Palm Beach

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Of all the murders that have been committed over the past five years, almost 100 were committed by people who were registered users of Stormfront, a West Palm Beach-based website for "white nationalists," according to a report released April 17 by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The SPLC says that the web forum "in effect acts to nurture budding killers and give them moral support" for violent hate crimes.

The report paints a damning picture of a certain type of murderer, a momma's boy who leans on his wife of girlfriend for support and blames the world - or the government, or certain racial or religious minorities - for his problems. Angry enough, egged on enough, and given access to a firearm, he kills.

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Scam Alert: Cop Impersonator Seeking Money for Fake Red-Light Tickets

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"Can't fool me, sucka!"
Boynton Beach Police are warning the public that a man may be calling senior citizens and pretending to be a lieutenant with the Palm beach Sheriff's Office. He may be tricking people into believing that they owe money for failing to stop at red lights.

In a statement, police said that an 80-year-old woman answered a call from a man who claimed to be "Lieutenant James Duncan." He advised that she had run a red light on March 3 and needed to pay a fine. He asked the make, model, and year of her vehicle and said he would call back.

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Someone, or Something, Is Cutting Cats in Half in Central Florida

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It's one thing to lose your beloved cat. It's another to find Fluffy in a state of... uh... incompletion.

Up in Central Florida, one neighborhood is being rocked by a spree of dismembered animals. And you know how the old saying goes: One cat cut in half is just bad luck. Two cats cut in half, well, that's a sign of Satan worshipers urging on the zombie apocalypse the next time Mercury is in retrograde.

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Axel Inostroza, Man Who Left Cyclist Behind Dumpster After Hitting Him With Car, Denied Bond

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Back in December, Axel Esteban Inostroza crashed his girlfriend's black 2003 Mustang into a bicyclist in Fort Lauderdale and proceeded to drive for two miles with the cyclist lodged in the car's rear window.

Inostroza then drove into the woods and dumped the cyclist -- who was still alive -- near a landscaping crew before driving off.

Days later, Broward Sheriff's deputies found Inostroza at a Pompano body shop, where they arrested him. At the time, he told police he thought he had hit a stop sign.

On Wednesday, Inostroza faced Broward Circuit Judge Barbara McCarthy and heard from prosecutors how he had behaved in a depraved manner.

See also: Axel Inostroza, World's Most Evil Driver, Arrested in Pompano for Paralyzing Bicyclist, Dumping Body

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Crime Is Down in Broward County, According to Florida Department of Law Enforcement

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Crime is down in Broward County. This, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

BSO saw drops in crime throughout 2013. Broward saw a 13 percent drop in violent crimes, and while there were a few more adults arrested, juvenile arrests were down almost 22 percent.

Overall, the total number of reported violent crimes with a firearm in Broward dipped to 13.4 percent in 2013.

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Trial Begins for "Ice Cream Man" Murder

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To some neighborhoods of Fort Lauderdale, Larry Daughtery was known as the local ice cream man. Yesterday he was introduced to jurors as an ice-cold murderer.

If what Broward prosecutors are saying is true, Daughtery's tale is like a real-life and way-less-campy version of the Clint Howard flick Ice Cream Man. They allege that back in 2008, Daughtery stalked and killed his then-girlfriend, Diana Lawhorn. What's more, they say, the 47-year-old committed the murder in front of Lawhorn's two toddler sons and left them with the body.

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