Lady Lake Man Drowned Toddler Because Wife was Divorcing Him

Jeremy Main

The Lady Lake man accused of drowning his 18-month-old daughter on Monday told his wife that he killed their child because she was divorcing him, according to an arrest affidavit.

Lake County deputies went to Jeremy Main’s home on Redbud Road in Lady Lake on Monday morning and found the toddler dead in the bathtub.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said it responded to the house after police in Ocala received a call from Main’s wife, who told them that her husband had just called and told her that he killed their child.
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Drunk Florida Man Crashes Car, Abandons Three Kids Inside to Escape on Foot

Mark Hackstie

EDGEWATER, Fla. – A man allegedly involved in a hit-and-run crash in New Smyrna Beach was arrested in Edgewater Tuesday after police say he abandoned his vehicle, and the three young children inside, and fled on foot.

Mark Hackstie, 39, is facing numerous charges in connection with the incident, which started with a crash in the area of State Road 44 and State Road 415 in New Smyrna Beach at about 5:45 p.m.
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Two Florida Moms Overdose on Heroin with their Newborn Babies in Car

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Kristen Leigh O’Connor (left) and June Ann Schweinhart (right)

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Two women are facing child neglect charges after Boynton Beach police found them overdosed on heroin with their two infant children in the car, according to a police spokeswoman.

June Ann Schweinhart, of Lake Worth, and Kristen Leigh O’Connor, of Coral Springs, are being held in the Palm Beach County Jail. Schweinhart, 28, is being held in lieu of $3,000 bail, and O’Connor, 27, has a $4,500 bail.

The babies, ages 1 month and 2 months, were brought to the police department and were turned over to family members after the Florida Department of Children and Families was notified. Full Story »

Boy, 5, fatally shoots himself in day care parking lot

Judah Todman

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 5-year-old boy fatally shot himself while in a vehicle in a parking lot across the street from Florida Hospital East, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Neighborhood Kid Academy day care in the 200 block of Neighborhood Market Road, deputies said.

The boy, who was identified as Judah Todman, was found mortally wounded in the vehicle and was rushed across the street to the hospital, where he died. Full Story »