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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • 'Stressed-out' mom fatally slammed tot on floor, report says

    'Stressed-out' mom fatally slammed tot on floor, report says
    The Orange County woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter told officials she slammed her toddler on the floor before putting her to bed, unaware of the child's injuries, records show. Amanda Berard, 23, said she grabbed her daughter, Aaliyah...
  • Could amendment on gun sales background checks be on the way?

    Could amendment on gun sales background checks be on the way?
    Voters in the state of Washington sidestepped NRA-friendly politicians on Election Day and approved a measure that requires background checks on all gun sales.  A similar amendment could make its way to Florida, says Patti Brigham, who leads the...
  • Double-murder suspect with no hands, feet kills self during Tenn. traffic stop

    Double-murder suspect with no hands, feet kills self during Tenn. traffic stop
    Orange County detectives were dispatched Tuesday to Tennessee, where the search for a former South Florida man considered a person of interest in his parents' deaths came to a bloody end. Local authorities had been searching for quadruple amputee Sean...
  • Two shot getting out of vehicle in Pine Hills

    Two shot getting out of vehicle in Pine Hills
    Two males were shot while getting out of a vehicle in Pine Hills on Tuesday afternoon, an Orange County sheriff's spokeswoman said. One victim had to go into surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center while the other suffered non-life threatening...
  • Missing son of dead Orange couple was depressed, childhood friend says

    Missing son of dead Orange couple was depressed, childhood friend says
    A woman who described Sean Petrozzino as her best friend said the man now being sought by authorities seemed depressed after he and his wife of five years recently separated. A childhood friend said Petrozzino, a quadruple amputee whose parents were...
  • Still no sign of quad amputee Sean Petrozzino, deputies say

    Still no sign of quad amputee Sean Petrozzino, deputies say
    Five days after a husband and wife were found shot to death in their east Orange County home, their 30-year-old quad amputee son named a person of interest has not yet been located. Authorities believe Sean Petrozzino, 30, traveled to South Florida,...
  • Teen confessed to shooting grandfather as he slept, report says

    Teen confessed to shooting grandfather as he slept, report says
    A 19-year-old confessed to shooting his grandfather in the face "approximately six times" last week, before staging a burglary in an attempt to cover up his role in the crime, court records show. Oakley Miller was arrested Friday in the death of his...
  • Officer disciplined after Orlando cops fail to find car in lake

    Officer disciplined after Orlando cops fail to find car in lake
    An Orlando police sergeant has been disciplined for failing to properly search the area where a 39-year-old Haitian woman drowned inside her car after it plowed into a lake in February, the Police Department said. An internal investigation resulted in...
  • Orange schools move toward own police force

    Orange schools move toward own police force
    In an effort to head off school shootings and other tragedies, Orange County Public Schools has taken the first step toward creating its own intelligence-gathering police force. The district already has hired four seasoned former law-enforcement...
  • Still no signs of Sean Petrozzino as manhunt continues

    Still no signs of Sean Petrozzino as manhunt continues
    The search for a quadruple amputee named a person of interest in the shooting deaths of his parents entered its fourth day on Friday. Authorities believe Sean Petrozzino, 30, traveled to South Florida, possibly the Coral Springs area where he grew up....
  • Quad amputee called 'dangerous' after fatal shootings of parents

    Quad amputee called 'dangerous' after fatal shootings of parents
    The son of a couple found dead inside their east Orange County home on Tuesday is now considered dangerous, officials said Wednesday. Sean Petrozzino, a quadruple amputee, is a "person of interest" in the death of his parents — Nancy Petrozzino,...