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19 hrs ago | via Patch.com
A grand jury's Tuesday decision to indict Andres Avalos Jr. on three counts of first-degree murder puts the death penalty on the table for the man accused of killing his wife and two others on Dec. 4. While Manatee County Sheriff's deputies charged Avalos with three counts of second-degree murder following the deaths that rocked Bradenton, the grand jury upped the stakes, the Bradenton Herald reported . The events of Dec. 4 began to come to light around 1:19 p.m. when the sheriff's office received a 911 call about a shooting at Bayshore Baptist Church. Comment?
Tuesday | via ABC Action News
Andres Avalos, a Bradenton man accused of killing his wife, neighbor and a pastor, has been indicted on three counts of first-degree murder. Avalos, 33, could face the death penalty for the charges, but prosecutors have not decided whether to pursue capital punishment, according to the Manatee County State Attorney's Office. Comment?
Monday Dec 15 | via Anna Maria Islander Newspaper
The prosecutor assigned to the Dec. 4 Bradenton triple homicide is expected to decide the week of Dec. 15 on charges the state will bring against confessed murderer Andres "Andy" Avalos. Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court Assistant State Attorney Art Brown said Dec. 9 that he has until Dec. 27 to file the charges, but expects to make the decision sooner. Comment?
Friday Dec 12 | via American Reporter
BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 24, 2011, 4 p.m. -- Two St. Petersburg, Fla., officers and a deputy U.S. Marshal are the latest in a series of shootings that have targeted multiple police officers and killed four in the past week. Among them were eight officers wounded in the states of Indiana, Oregon, Washington and Michigan on Sunday. Comment?
Thursday Dec 11 | via ABC Action News
A Bradenton church community is ready to say goodbye to their pastor, one week after he was was shot and killed. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said Andy Avalos brutally murdered his own wife, their neighbor and then Pastor James Tripp Battle. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 10 | via The Miami Herald
A Bradenton woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after getting into a fight with her twin sister about a vibrator and her boyfriend, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Heidi Creamer started fighting with her twin at 1:38 p.m. in the 5500 block of 36th Court East over "Heidi's boyfriend and a sexual toy ," and the verbal argument soon turned to blows, according to a probable cause affidavit. 7 comments
Monday Dec 8 | via Daily Mail
Assistant State Attorney Art Brown said during Avalos' first appearance in court on Sunday that Avalos admitted to killing the three people Florida authorities said Monday that a man who was arrested on three counts of second-degree murder hung his wife from a cord, then beat and shot her. Authorities in Bradenton said the 4-year-old son of Andy and Amber Avalos was at home when the slayings occurred. Comment?
Monday Dec 8 | via St. Petersburg Times
Amber Avalos and Andres Avalos dance during happier days. Andres Avalos is accused of killing Amber, 33; their neighbor, Denise Potter, 46; and Pastor James "Tripp" Battle, 31, of Bayshore Baptist Church. Comment?
Monday Dec 8 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
The arrest report of a man accused of murdering three people in Manatee County reveals the brutality of the act. Deputies: Triple murder a 'crime of passion' The arrest report of a man accused of murdering three people in Manatee County reveals the brutality of the act. Comment?
Monday Dec 8 | via Patch.com
Andres "Andy" Avalos spent about 20 minutes chatting with James "Tripp" Battle's wife, Joy, before he walked out of the office at Bayshore Baptist Church and shot the 31-year-old pastor dead in the courtyard. During that conversation, Avalos "was rambling on about how the world was evil," a probable cause affidavit issued for his arrest in the Bradenton triple homicide stated. Comment?
Monday Dec 8 | via WPTV Local News
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office released an arrest affidavit regarding a triple homicide that occurred in Bradenton last Thursday and it shows one of the victims was found hanging and shot. Amber Avalos, 33, was found suspended by a cord in the laundry room of her home at 1208 67th Street NW in Bradenton, the affidavit states. Comment?
Monday Dec 8 | via WTOP-FM Washington
Authorities have arrested a Florida man suspected of going on a killing spree, slaying his wife, a neighbor and then going to the church where his wife worked and killing the pastor, a sheriff's official said Saturday. Andres "Andy" Avalos, 33, was taken into custody without incident at a mobile home park in the Bradenton area of Florida's Gulf Coast, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said. Comment?
Sunday Dec 7 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Just three days after Pastor James "Tripp" Battle was gunned down on church property in the middle of the day, members of the Bayshore Baptist Church are continuing on with services and honoring their slain leader as well as a church worker who was killed in her home. Church honors slain pastor, church worker Just three days after Pastor James "Tripp" Battle was gunned down on church property in the middle of the day, members of the Bayshore Baptist Church are continuing on with services and honoring their slain leader as well as a church worker who was killed in her home. Comment?
Sunday Dec 7 | via Landmark
Charges have been filed against a man who allegedly stole 10 bottles of liquor from Woods Mini Mart in Platte County. Authorities say Clarence Jenkins of Leavenworth entered Woods Mini Mart on two separate occasions and stole nearly $180 worth of liquor off the shelf. Comment?
Sunday Dec 7 | via Arkansas Online
BRADENTON, Fla. - Authorities have arrested a Florida man suspected of going on a killing spree, slaying his wife, a neighbor and then going to the church where his wife worked and killing the pastor, a sheriff's official said Saturday. Comment?
Nov 17, 2011 | via American Reporter
I was looking through the pages tonight of our local Bradenton Herald , a McClatchy News paper purchased from Knight-Ridder a few years ago that publishes photos of people arrested and lists of all the documents filed in the past week at the Manatee County, Fla. courthouse. Comment?
Sep 8, 2011 | via American Reporter
BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 10, 2011 -- As most of the nation got ready Saturday to mark the solemn anniversary of Sept. Comment?
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