Man Acquitted in Trial for Fatal Shooting of Teen at Deltona Halloween Party

Orange City, Florida – After a jury found Markland Roberts, 46, not guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter with a firearm in the killing of 16-year-old Xyrus Zelaya, the courtroom was filled with a mix of emotions. Roberts, who claimed he acted in self-defense, wept as the verdict was read, while Zelaya’s family and friends sat in stunned silence. The fatal shooting of Zelaya occurred on Oct. 30, 2021, outside a home in Deltona during …

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21-Year-Old Pekin Man Receives 40-Year Prison Sentence for Halloween Murder of 53-Year-Old Neighbor

Pekin, Illinois – A 21-year-old man from Pekin, Illinois has been handed a 40-year prison sentence for the murder of a 53-year-old man on Halloween in 2022. Kolby Kincade pleaded guilty to first-degree murder charges for the death of Richard Wass, whom he admitted to beating on the day of his death. The incident took place at Wass’s Pekin apartment, where a neighbor witnessed Kincade kicking in the door and heard yelling. Wass was pronounced …

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