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Jan 22, 2016 5:00pm EST
crime line, 1-800-423-tips. >> and just in to our newsroom, news 6 has learned george zimmerman's divorce from his wife is final. shelly zimmerman filed for divorce in 2013 shortly after george was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of trayvon martin. shelly will go back to using her maiden name, shelly dean. >> not guilty. a pedi-cab driver accused of raping a woman nearly two years ago is a free man tonight. a volusia county jury took just 30 minutes to acquit george branard earlier today. prosecutors argued branard raped a woman after she attended a race in 2014. branard and his accuser testified during the trial. take a listen to branard's attorneys after the verdict. >> we're very happy with what the jury found. you know, they saw the truth. we're very thankful of the attention they put towards this. he's working to forgive his accuser right now. we'll hear more reaction from his family, coming up on news 6 at 6:00. >> now to a crime tracker alert. more than a dozen cars broken into. another car stolen. flagler county deputies say four crooks targeted two hotel parking lots
Jan 20, 2016 5:00pm EST
courtroom. >> tears came down the woman's face as she described the night 29-year-old george branard, dragged her in the woods and raped her. >> he was pulling me back down and i guess i ended up turning over and then he was pulling my pants down. >> the woman says it happened after she left her boyfriend at the speedway on february 21st, 2014. >> what was your reaction? >> i was moving and squirming and screaming and trying to get away. >> the woman admitted to being high and intoxicated that night, blacking out a couple of times, but she says she remembers crawling out of the woods, getting help from another pedi-cab driver. that man also taking the stand. >> she was crying and screaming and just out there. it was pretty horrible. it scared the hell out of me when i heard it when i stopped. >> however, the defense says the sex was consensual and she wanted to keep it from her family and boyfriend and the defense pointing out there are conflicting statements about her injuries and why she left the speedway in the first place. believes the two had sex but his son never took advantage
Jan 7, 2016 5:00pm EST
, police called in george taylor, a homeless veterans advocate who knows the suspect. he then talked through a s.w.a.t. robot which calmed taylor down right away. >> i was just trying to let him talk to someone who was familiar and just convinced him to come outside and it ended peacefully. >> police continued their investigation after taking taylor into custody. we went inside the complex and saw the damage that was caused. >> our officers were extremely, extremely fortunate none of them was hurt. mr. taylor as well is extremely lucky he gets to go to jail today and nothing worse than that. >> the veterans advocate told us taylor suffers from ptsd which likely played a role in his actions here early this morning. he is now in the process of being booked into the brevard county jail. he is expected to be facing attempted murder charges. >> justin warmoth live for us. thank you. >> well, she's caused of causing a crash leading to the death of a father and his one-year-old son but today the state attorney said she will not be prosecuted. >> jose louis varges and his son were killed in
Jan 21, 2016 5:00pm EST
hours, the suspect told jurors his side of the story. prosecutors say george branard raped a woman who he picked up in his pedi-cab in 2014. on the stand today, branard claimed the woman sexually assaulted him. he also told the jury he did not want to have sex with her, but >> she was so drunk that she could not consent to sex? >> no, she could because she did all the sexual behavior while i did nothing. >> branard's testimony took place one day after his accuser took the stand. she told the jury he threatened to leave her in the woods if she didn't have sex with him. if convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison. >> a little cloudy outside today. but it has warmed up nicely. here's a live look outside over downtown orlando right now. but more big changes are coming. >> chief meteorologist tom sorrells is pinpointing all of it for us. could we get wet again? >> hopefully it's not as rough as friday and sunday. it's every real possibility the big thunderstorms are coming back to see us. this is driving a cold front across the gulf of mexico. would really be wicked and crazy. the
Feb 15, 2016 5:00pm EST
bush is also getting help on the campaign trail from family. his brother, george w. bush, will join jeb in south carolina tonight. he and his dad won the south carolina primary before they were elected president. so far, jeb bush has struggled. he finished 6th in iowa and 4th in new hampshire. >> excitement is growing for music's biggest night. you'll see the 58th annual grammy awards right here on news 6. >> the show will be packed with unique collaborations and some stiff competition. it will kick off with a special performance by florida native and grammy nominee pit bull. the biggest spotlight might belong to taylor swift, up for >> rapper kendrick lamar has 11 nominations. touching tributes will be held for legends who have recently passed, including david bowie and glenn frey. news 6 is your home for the grammys all night. it starts at 8:00. we'll also have complete coverage on be sure to "like" us on facebook and follow us on twitter. we'll be interacting with you all night. we'll have a live update from l.a. coming up at 5:30. it will be a huge concert toni
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