There’s a new ripple in the “Treehouse Murder” case. In a March 8, 2021 deposition, the lead detective claims his boss at the sheriff’s office had coached witnesses and used fabricated evidence in building a murder case against Franklin Tyrone Tucker.
“I grabbed the fire extinguisher and rushed to the forward cabin,” said Ted. “In less than a minute the floor was so hot the paint started to blister. I was bare foot and I couldn’t even go back. Austin was trying to save the cat and the birds. We had five birds. But there was no time.”
If Florida’s House of Representatives Tyler Sirois has it his way, the Florida legislature will soon prohibit boat owners from remaining anchored in the same location for more than 90 days anywhere in the Florida Keys.
This page is updated daily: ONE ADDITIONAL DEATH: FDOH’s report today shows 1 additional Covid-19 related death in Monroe County. There have been 52 deaths to date. NEW CASES: FDOH’s report today shows 14 additional cases of Covid-19 was confirmed for Monroe County yesterday. The cumulative case count is now 7,106. (102 of the 7,106 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 119 cases are inmates or staff in a Monroe County Detention Center.) After adjustments, cumulative case counts, by location, include 12 more in Key West, 1 more in Key Largo and 1 more in Stock Island.
I feel it is my duty to shed some light on how we can do better with the COVID-19 surge in our community. Although masking, distancing, and washing are extremely important in prevention, more than these measures is needed to mitigate the increased community spread. The methods by which we contain this spread are vital to our community. We are 9 months into this pandemic and our community lacks adequate testing, contact tracing, and quarantine resources to reduce the spread. The surge was foreseeable.
The naked man, who the report says, had committed no crime and posed no threat was pepper sprayed at least five times – once at extremely close range. Riggs even attempted to tase him, and to get in the water and “choke [him] out,” threatened to gaff him, threatened to drown him and ultimately used a potentially lethal choke hold to remove him from the water.
We report to you from the front – the waterfront that is. It seems that while we are all looking elsewhere private businesses are quietly grabbing and blocking access to publicly owned waterfront…