The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, October 20

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, October 20

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A Tallahassee man was found guilty of second-degree murder and burglary breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and killing a man inside in 2017. The jury deliberated for about four hours Wednesday before returning with the guilty verdict. The man will be sentenced November 27 and could face up to life in prison.

Review summaries of citizen input from recent meetings of the Tallahassee City Commission, Leon County Commission and Leon County School Board.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office captured two alleged attempted murder suspects from Dothan outside of TMH. Area schools were under lockout at the time, but were quickly returned to normal operations.

The recently escaped prisoner from Apalachicola, Robert Rutherford, is believed to be in Eastpoint. Local law enforcement in the area believes Rutherford is attempting to get back to Pasco County. A reward of up to $5,000 is still offered to anyone who is able to help apprehend Rutherford.


Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ABC, the no. 4 Seminoles will host the no. 16 Duke Blue Devils. Get a preview and a prediction.

Florida State volleyball has two big home matchups this weekend: tonight at 6:30 p.m. against Boston College, and at 12:00 p.m. against Syracuse on Sunday. The Seminoles (13-7, 7-1) are tied for first in the ACC as they near the halfway point of their conference schedule, joining fifth-ranked Louisville and No. 8 Pitt atop the standings.


Republicans now lead Democrats in the Sunshine State by over 626,000 voters, per new data from the Florida Department of State. In a single month, Republicans increased their lead by over 37,000 voters. Since last year’s election, Republicans expanded their lead by over 270,000 voters.

Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn’t believe that the U.S. needs to send ground troops to Israel, but in a NewsNation interview Wednesday, he didn’t rule out other meaningful support if he were President. DeSantis did say that any U.S. military entanglement would be “classified and secret.”


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