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  • News Update for 06/17/24

    Emotional victim impact statements from the family members and friends of the five women Zephen Xaver killed were given on Friday in Xaver’s penalty trial. The State has rested its case against Xaver and the defense will now present their case. The jury will decide if Xaver will get the death penalty or life without Continue reading

  • News Update for 06/14/24

    Jurors in the Zephen Xaver penalty trial started Thursday morning off by hearing testimony from Imani Davis, on-again and off-again girlfriend of Xaver. Davis said she met Xaver sometime between 2014 and 2015 online. Around 2018, Davis and Xaver broke up and lost communication but on the day of the murders, Xaver reportedly resumed contact Continue reading

  • News Update for 6/12/24

    On Day two of the sentencing trial of Zephen Xaver, jurors heard testimonies from witnesses who were inside and outside the Sebring SunTrust bank during the 2019 massacre. Ben Wysokowski, a former SunTrust Bank teller, was called to the witness stand and said that he was on his lunch break when he heard gun shots. Continue reading

  • News Update for 06/11/24

    A Polk County woman is accused of robbing the place she used to work. Lakeland Police announced yesterday that Iesha Williams was arrested for robbing the McDonald’s where she used to work on South Florida Ave. Police say she wore a mask, but employees recognized her anyway. She was found about half-an-hour later and arrested. Continue reading

  • News Update for 06/10/24

    Three weeks of painstaking juror qualification wrapped up on Friday for the Stephen Xaver sentencing trial. Friday afternoon concluded with the successful selection of 14 jurors. Xaver pled guilty and was convicted of five counts of first-degree murder. The sentencing trial is set to begin this morning more than 5 years after the execution style Continue reading