Disturbed mom kills her 4-year-old adopted son

POLK COUNTY, FL – Patricia Saintizaire, a 36-year-old Florida woman, has been charged with first-degree murder following the death of her four-year-old adopted son. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the arrest, which occurred after hospital staff reported the boy’s death as occurring under “suspicious circumstances.” According to the Sheriff’s Office, an autopsy revealed that the boy suffered a deep liver laceration due to targeted blunt force trauma, along with old and fresh scarring on …

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Two deputies injured in shootout with suspect

LAKELAND, FL – A violent confrontation at a public park in Central Florida left two sheriff’s deputies seriously injured and the suspect dead. The incident occurred in Polk County where the deputies were attempting to remove a non-compliant man from his vehicle. The deputies, hailed as heroes by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, were responding to a call for backup after a colleague encountered difficulties with the man. The suspect’s vehicle was spotted in the …

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College student kills his mom because she ‘got on his nerves’

POLK COUNTY, FL – An unsettling murder has been reported in Florida, where a pre-med student from the University of Florida stands accused of stabbing his mother to death because she “got on his nerves.” The 21-year-old student, Emanuel Espinoza, had approached his mother, Elvia Espinoza, wanting to spend the weekend with her at her home, which is located approximately two hours south of Orlando. When the mother opened the door for her son at …

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Airbnb birthday party shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

ORLANDO, FL- Florida law enforcement officials are on the hunt for a suspect believed to have fatally shot a man and wounded a woman during a birthday celebration at a rented Airbnb property. The victims were part of a family from Orlando who had rented a house in Davenport to celebrate a one-year-old’s birthday, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. The incident unfolded around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday when a 27-year-old man delivered two …

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Man with a multi-state criminal history arrested for murdering his own 16-year-old son

A man from Florida, Stephan Thomas Rodda, 37, was apprehended on Monday, accused of the brutal murder of his teenage son using a heavy-duty saw known as an angle grinder. The incident occurred in a mobile home in Polk County, with the suspect attempting to escape the scene on Old Bartow Road in Lake Wales. The victim, 16-year-old Stephen Lee Rodda, was an 11th-grade student at Frostproof High School. The Polk County Sheriff, Grady Judd, …

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