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Latravia Chantae Reed of Doral, Florida was arrested in connection to a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a Miami Beach tourist over the Memorial Day weekend. The tourist was identified as Steven Beech, 38, of California.

Reed, 33, is charged with first-degree murder, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, credit card fraud involving more than $100, and strong arm robbery. She is being held without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight correctional center. The press did not name an attorney for her.

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Marcos Gonzalez-Balboa of Hialeah, Florida was arrested on Thursday for his alleged involvement in the hit-and-run death of Tatum Holloway of Cape Town, South Africa.

Gonzalez-Balboa, 65, faces charges of vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter, and leaving the scene of a crash involving a death. He is being held on $75,000 bond. He will be placed on house arrest and won’t be allowed to drive if he manages to post bail. It is unclear if he has sought legal representation.

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Police have arrested Earl Lewis of Miami-Dade, Florida for allegedly crashing into Jose Eduardo Cepeda Luna, 57, and his son Eduardo Cepeda, 34, on the side of the Dolphin Expressway. Lewis then allegedly stole the car of one of the victims to escape.

Lewis, 32, faces charges for leaving the scene of a fatal accident, driving without a license, and grand-theft auto. He was booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, where he is being held on $2 million bond. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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Lewis Bennett of Delray Beach, Florida got seven months in federal prison for stealing gold and silver coins worth over $38,000. After he was sentenced for the theft, he was taken into custody by the FBI for allegedly killing his wife, Isabella Hellman, who was thought to have disappeared at sea in May 2017.

Bennett, 40, now faces a second-degree murder charge and a much longer prison sentence. The press did not name his attorney.

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Nikolas Cruz, the suspected shooter in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward that killed 17 and left several more injured, is being charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

Cruz is being held without bond and has been kept separate from other inmates for his own safety. He is also required to wear a black suicide prevention vest, as authorities think he might be a suicide risk. Cruz is represented by an attorney from the Broward Public Defender’s Office.

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