Jury had freed sex crime suspect
The St. Augustine Record, Published March 13, 2011, A1
Efforts failed in June 2003 when a St. Johns County jury ruled Freddie Felder – a registered sex offender- did not have to be detained as he had been for six years, and would not have to take part in an involuntary program for violent sex offenders.
The Seductive Killer Drifter
The Daily Beast, Published Oct. 26, 2010
He prowled the beaches of Florida, convincing women he’d never met to let him live in their homes—but when his charm turned to rage, he became a houseguest from hell.
Supporters seek answers in fatal crash
The St. Augustine Record, Published Dec. 12, 2010, A1
Shae Burchfield, an 18-year-old Pedro Menendez High School graduate, died July 8 when she was hit by a pickup truck while riding a dirt bike on Wildwood Drive, less than a block from her home. It’s been more than five months since her death and family members want answers.
Supreme court ruling gives life sentence prisoner hope
The St. Augustine Record, Published Oct. 5, 2010, A1
Jason Kalapp is to serve five life sentences without the possibility of parole for the rape and attempted murder of his 24-year-old female neighbor in 1997. Kalapp, who was 16 at the time, allegedly forced his way into the young woman’s home, beat her with a metal bar and raped her twice in her bathroom. But a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has given Kalapp a newfound hope that he will someday see the world outside of a Florida correctional facility.