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Jason-Ruff-169x300Jason Ruff of Hollywood, Florida faces a DUI negligent manslaughter charge for the death of Jason McAnally in March last year. After investigators filed the charges on February 6, Ruff, 39, surrendered to police and was released immediately after he posted a $25,000 bond.

According to the arrest report, the crash occurred at Sheridan Street and North 25th Avenue on the night of March 21 last year. McAnally, 33, was reportedly riding his Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle at 58 mph in a 40 mph zone heading east on Sheridan. Ruff was driving west in a Chevrolet Avalanche and when he attempted to turn left at North 25th Avenue, he failed to yield the right of way and crashed into McAnally.

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Dominick-Del-Pozzo-300x169Dominick Del Pozzo of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was killed in a head-on collision last Sunday, news sources report. Del Pozzo was violently thrown out of his vehicle during the crash; he reportedly died a few hours later at the hospital.

According to the press, the crash occurred on January 22 after Del Pozzo pulled his minivan out of the parking lot of a Restaurant Depot. He was driving south on Davie Road when the drivers of a Mercedes and an Infiniti reportedly began racing north on Davie Road near the intersection of SW 36th Street. Police have not yet released the identities of the Mercedes and Infiniti drivers.

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Gary-Nawrocki-232x300Gary Nawrocki of Palm Beach, Florida was arrested on January 5 and is facing homicide charges for the death of Kristi Jo Hook. Hook, 45, was severely injured in December 2015 after an explosion in her home burned 60 percent of her body.

Nawrocki, 46, was reportedly with Hook at the time of the explosion and failed to take her to a hospital for treatment. He faces arson and homicide charges. His bail was set at $120,000 by Palm Beach County Judge Caroline Shepherd. News sources did not name an attorney for Nawrocki.

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Esteban-Santiago-169x300Suspected airport shooter Esteban Santiago reportedly told investigators that he planned the shooting on Friday that led to the death of five and wounded six. Santiago, 26, faces numerous federal charges for the killings and is scheduled to appear in federal court today. If convicted, he could potentially get the death penalty or life imprisonment.

Santiago is accused of using a Walther 9 mm, which was reportedly his only piece of checked luggage on his Delta flight from Anchorage to Fort Lauderdale, to shoot travelers at the baggage claim area in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. He reportedly loaded the gun in the bathroom of the baggage claim area, walked out and started shooting. He fired 10 to 15 rounds before dropping his handgun and surrendering to authorities, sources say.

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Joseph-Castronova-236x300Joseph Castronova of Hollywood, Florida, was arrested on December 2 for allegedly causing the death of a man he reportedly choked into unconsciousness more than five years ago. Castronova, 30, faces a manslaughter charge for the death of Sidney Reznik, 68, who died in 2014. He is being held without bond at Broward County Jail and it is unclear if he has hired an attorney.

Broward medical examiner’s office ruled Reznik’s death to be a homicide caused by a “complication of remote blunt head trauma.” Castronova’s alleged chokehold is now believed to be the cause of death—four years after the fact.

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