Lakeland police announced today they have charged an ex-boyfriend with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Jeannairy ‘Jeannie’ Dominguez, a 25-year-old mother of three, in her home near Lakeland High School on July 19. Jacarie Dovontis Moore, 22, was also charged with child abuse, News Channel 8 reports | News conference video
Crime / Justice
A rampage on Old Polk City Road around 6 a.m. today ended when a homeowner shot and killed a 45-year-old man who crashed through his glass door and threw a piece of glass at him, News Channel 8 reported. The intruder, who reportedly had come to Polk County from Orlando to buy drugs, had begun acting erratically and tried unsuccessfully to force his way onto a school bus, Sheriff Grady Judd said.
St. Petersburg police charged Abraham Quraishi of Lakeland with terrorist activity and making a destructive device after finding explosives in the car he parked near police headquarters during a June protest, ABC Action News reports. “If the defendant was not arrested, there is reason to believe the defendant was going to discharge” the Molotov cocktail in his car, an arrest report states | Arrest affidavit
Felix Molina, 42, has been charged with first-degree murder in the beating deaths of his parents in their west Lakeland mobile home, according to an arrest affidavit. More
Three recent homicides in Lakeland have one thing in common, according to Police Chief Ruben Garcia: In each case, police believe the victims knew their attacker. The most recent case involves Francisco and Irma Molina, ages 69 and 72, whose bodies were found in their west Lakeland mobile home early Sunday, News Channel 8 reports. Earlier cases were those of Takeria Adderly, whose body was found near a north Lakeland pond a month after she was reported missing, and Jeannie Dominguez, who was gunned down through the front door of her residence near Lakeland High School.
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A married couple — he was 69, she was 72 — were killed in their west Lakeland mobile home, most likely by somebody they knew, Lakeland police said this afternoon. More
Human remains found by police officers during canine training on Wednesday were identified today as those of 22-year-old Takeria Adderly, who was reported missing one month ago, Lakeland police said. Medical examiners determined she was a homicide victim, and police say a “person of interest” in Adderly’s death is already in jail for theft of her car. More
Robert Patrick Gibson, 29, of Lakeland, was arrested by Polk deputies Saturday night and charged with the Tuesday hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian near Combee Road and Old Combee Road. The victim, described as a woman in her 50s or 60s, still has not been identified. WESH 2 reports.
Friends, family and supporters gathered Sunday night for a candlelight vigil at the home on Monroe Street where Jeannie Dominguez was shot and killed eight days earlier. They called on police to make an arrest in the case, saying they’ve provided ample information, Fox 13 News reports.
The family of the 25-year-old mother of three who was shot to death in her Lakeland home Sunday night pleads with police to make an arrest in the case, saying they know who committed the crime, Fox 13 News reports. Police respond they have been working tirelessly and are “doing a prompt but thorough investigation.” | Justice for Jeannie Facebook page