Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Whatever Happened to . . . ? #14

Thomas Vennel
2008-CF-011597-A-O (Orange)
1st Degree Murder
Defendant allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend at a homeless camp in east Orange County
Jury adjudicated defendant guilty as charged. Judge Marc Lubet sentenced him to LIFE in the Department of Corrections.

Duston Hobbs
2009-CF-014829-A-O (Orange)
Burglary of Dwelling; Criminal Mischief; Cruelty to Animals (2 counts)
Defendant pled guilty and was sentenced to 51 weeks to be served in the work release program and ordered to attend Lakeside Alternative Psychosocial Rehabilitation Group while in work release; 30 months probation; restitution; no contact with victim; take prescribed medications

Vincent Michael Marchese
2009-CF-016698-A-O (Orange)
Attempted Burglary Occupied Dwelling (2cts); Petit Theft
Defendant allegedly abducted a friend's 3-yr old while she was receiving medical care at Altamonte Hospital - a 5 hour search resulted in his apprehension in Maitland. Seminole case 2009-CF-005396-A is pending.
Defendant pled no contest and was sentenced to 46 months Department of Corrections

Shawn E Hammonds
2008-CF-015541-A-O (Orange)
Sexual Battery Vic<12 (2cts); Lewd/Lascivious Molestation vic <12 (4cts); Lewd/Lascivious exhibition by person >18
The State offered 15 years in a plea deal which the defendant rejected (defendant passed a voice stress analysis test).
Defendant was found guilty by a jury of all counts and was sentenced by Judge Marc Lubet to LIFE in the Department of Corrections and was designated a sexual predator.

Arkeisha Perez
2009-MM-013037-A-O (Orange)
False Info to LEO re: Missing Person or Felony; Perjury When Not in an Official Proceeding
Defendant's boyfriend, Somele Jean Calixte allegedly accidentally shot her child. Defendant claimed her 4-yr was the accidental shooter after Calixte fled.
Defendant pled no contest and was sentenced to complete a parenting class and 6 months probation. Probation to be served concurrently with her sentence in drug case 2009-CF-011932-A-O wherein she will serve 2 years probation and 75 hours community service.

William Harris
2009-CF-000659-A (Seminole)
Possess Material Depicting Sexual Performance by Child (21 counts)
Defendant pled no contest to all counts and was sentenced to 4 years Department of Corrections + 5 years sex offender probation. Defendant's motion for supersedeas bond was granted by Judge Debra Nelson. Defendant was released on $2500 bond pending his appeal. He was ordered to be monitored by GPS (at no cost to him) while his case is on appeal. He is to have no contact with children pending his appeal.
It seems to CourtWatch that a defendant who pled no contest in a plea agreement (where he agreed to 4 years DOC) should be in prison while his appeal progresses, not living with his mother in Longwood, as was ordered by the Court.

Bobby Palmer
2008-CF-006442-A (Seminole)
Lewd/Lascivious Molestation (2 counts)
Defendant pled no contest and was sentenced to 7 years DOC + 15 years sex offender probation.

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