Assistant state attorney will argue that Bryan James Riley was not insane and should face the death penalty for murdering four family members and leaving an 11-year-old girl for dead in 2021.
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Bryan Riley Plans Insanity Defense in Deaths of North Lakeland Family
Lawyers for quadruple murder defendant Bryan James Riley intend to argue that he was insane when he killed four people, including a 3-month-old infant, during a home-invasion attack in north Lakeland last September.
Document Signals Insanity Defense in Murders of Four Family Members
A new court document opens the door for Bryan Riley of Brandon, the Marine marksman who was charged in the murders of four north Lakeland family members last September, to use an insanity defense. His attorney filed an intent to rely on a defense of insanity document that says Riley suffered from a “mental infirmity, […]
Prosecutors Seeking Death Penalty in Family’s Slaying
Prosecutors announced today they will seek the death penalty against Bryan Riley, who has been accused in the slayings of four family members in their north Lakeland homes on Sept. 5. The 33-year-old security guard and former Marine sharpshooter had been under the delusion that the victims were engaged in sex trafficking of a pre-teen […]
Bryan Riley Indicted in Four North Lakeland Murders
A 22-count Polk County grand jury indictment charges Bryan Riley, 33, of Brandon, with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of four north Lakeland family members, the Associated Press reports. Other charges included attempted murder, kidnapping, arson, burglary and animal cruelty. Source: Associated Press
Judd: We’ve Learned What Drew Murder Suspect to North Lakeland
Sheriff’s investigators have learned what drew murder suspect Bryan Riley to a quiet north Lakeland neighborhood where his delusions of a sex-trafficking operation led to a rampage that killed four people and wounded another, Sheriff Grady Judd said this morning.
Funds Established to Help Family of Five Mass Shooter Victims
Two GoFundMe funds have been set up to assist family members of Sunday’s mass shooting victims with funeral costs for the four who died and medical costs for the child who was wounded, Axios Tampa Bay reports. The 11-year-old Lake Gibson Middle School student has had four surgeries and is receiving blood transfusions after suffering […]
Murder Victim Justice Gleason Remembered as a Good Father With a Huge Smile
Forty-year-old Justice Gleason, one of the four people murdered in two north Lakeland homes on Sunday, was “an amazing father” whose “smile could light up a room,” the mother of his 4-year-old daughter tells 10 Tampa Bay. Now Miranda Watson is grappling with how to one day tell her daughter about what happened to her […]
Multiple Murder Suspect Remains Jailed After Bail Denied
Brian Riley will remain jailed after being denied bail this morning when he went to court for the first time after being charged with four counts of first-degree murder and other felonies in the shooting deaths of four people, including in infant, in two North Lakeland homes and wounding an 11-year-old girl multiple times.