Several cases of interest have been resolved during my lengthy absence from the blog website here. Some of these were covered in the media when they were sentenced, but most were not. More to follow in coming days.
William Osvaldo Ferrer
Leaving Child Unattended/Unsupervised
Felony Battery; False Imprisonment; Petit Theft; Tampering w/ Witness to Hinder Comm to LEO; Cruelty to Animals; Petit Theft
Defendant allegedly choked his girlfriend, took her phone & debit card, and kicked & threw her two dogs around the apartment
Defendant pled to Felony Battery and was sentenced to 2 days jail with credit 2 days time served; 363 days probation; 50 hours of community service; complete Batterer's Intervention Program; and have no contact with the victim.
Lawrence G Smith
Felony Battery; Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwelling; Agg Assault w/Deadly Weapon; Improper Exhibition of Weapon
Defendant allegedly pointed a gun at his wife and after firing several 'warning' shots, fired a round that struck her in the left hand.
Defendant pled to counts 1&3 and was sentenced to 52 days jail w/credit for 52 days time served; 4 years probation; restitution; BIP; no hostile contact with victim.
Christian Andrew Rizk
Battery; ROWOV; Battery DV; Cruelty to Animals; ROWV; ROWOV; Assault DV
Defendant allegedly strangled a cat and beat up his girlfriend after he claimed to see demons
Defendant pled to counts 1&2 and was sentenced to 48 days with credit 48 days time served; 317 days probation; anger management; and 50 hours community service.
Rosalinda Norma Vargas (a/k/a Boyd)
2nd Degree Murder
Defendant allegedly stabbed her boyfriend during an argument in their home - Defendant has a long history of being abused by victim, Jozel Laster, and in other previous relationships.
Defendant pled no contest and was sentenced to 180 months in DOC with credit for 1 year 39 days time served.
Kamlesh Babulal Agrawal
1st Degree Murder
Defendant was extradited 7/08 from India for the slaying of his female cousin, with whom he shared an apartment while attending UCF. Her body was found in an apartment closet after he fled.
Defendant pled and was sentenced to 25 years in DOC w/credit for 10 years 154 days time served.
Jesus Noel Ortiz
Kidnap w/Intent to Inflict Harm/Terror w/Weapon; Battery; Possess Drug Para
Defendant allegedly forced his girlfriend into a car at the Coalition for the Homeless and drove her away from there.
Defendant pled to False Imprisonment and was sentenced to 185 days jail w/credit for 185 days time served; 54 months probation; and ordered to have no contact with the victim.
Defendant was an Osceola County Commissioner when he allegedly brandished a gun in an argument w/his estranged wife.
Defendant pled to improper exhibition of a firearm and was sentenced to 30 days jail with credit for 2 days time served; 1 year probation; and BIP.