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SWFL assistant state attorney recognized for effort to solve cold cases

One of Southwest Florida’s state prosecutors is not often seen in the public eye, but he is earning accolades for bringing killers to justice and closure to grieving families. This summer, Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association presented Assistant State Attorney Dan Feinberg the 2020 Eugene Berry Award. It’s given to one assistant state attorney out of […]

State Attorney: Collier County deputy justified in shooting death of Immokalee man

A Collier County sheriff’s deputy has been cleared in the shooting death of an Immokalee man that occurred last year. Nicolas Morales Besanilla, 37, was killed on Sept. 17, 2020 when he had a run-in with Corporal Pierre Jean. The officer-involved shooting investigation was under review by the 20th Judicial Circuit. “Based upon the investigative […]

Sworn testimony: LCSO detective disagrees with prosecutors over ‘Stand Your Ground’ death

A Lee County sheriff’s detective is questioning a prosecutor’s decision not to charge James Taylor with the homicide of a man who drunkenly attempted to get into his home in 2016.  Ryan Modell, 32, was drunk and mistakenly tried to enter Taylor’s condominium at the Emerson Square development on Old Harmony Drive in south Fort Myers on March 20, 2016.  A year later, prosecutors with the […]