Michael Braun - Fort Myers News-Press - Published: 1:38 p.m. ET Jul. 22, 2020 Updated: 3:23 p.m. ET Jul. 22, 2020
Daniel and Jenise Spurgeon have been arrested on multiple charges of sexual and physical abuse of at least 10 adopted and foster children in their care.Three more victims have filed suit against a Cape Coral couple accused of sexual assault, abuse and molestation of as many as 15 children.
The lawsuits, which each seek $25 million in damages, stem from alleged long-term abuse and neglect in the foster/adoptive homes of Jenise and Daniel Spurgeon that occurred while they were living in Alabama.
The couple were charged with numerous counts of child abuse, sexual abuse, rape, human trafficking, sexual torture and other crimes against children.
Rebecca Leann Carter was a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a mentor. On August 18th, 2011 Becca was walking home from work and was struck from behind by a car, that didn't even slow down. She was rushed to the hospital where she died the next day.
To this day we don't know if the driver was high, drunk, or just not watching the road. She was caught days later, tried and convicted, not of manslaughter, not even vehicular homicide. She was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident with injury and was given 18 months house arrest.
And that brings us here. After 7 years, after only receiving a slap on the wrist the first time, Pamela Sanders has applied for a pardon.
This is where you all come in. Sign so that justice will not be denied to Rebecca twice.
The Montgomery Police Department, on Wednesday, May15th, paid tribute to the fallen police officers of Montgomery. It is only right we take time to remember and honor those who served and protected us with courage and heroism.
On May 22, 2013 – the murderer of Nicole McNair was sentenced to Life in prison. Jeffrey Morris Hamby was found guilty of murder in St. Clair County in Apri 2013. Nicole’s mother, Ellen Carter and her family received a measure of justice with the verdict and sentence. Miriam Shehane and Janette Grantham attended some of the trial with Ellen and her family. Lamar Williamson and Gwendolyn Connelly prosecuted the case for the Office of DA Richard Minor. Super job by two outstanding prosecutors.
All across the state, we have many dedicated district attorneys and assistant district attorneys who support and work hard for victims.
VOCAL would like to recognize Assistant District Attorney Angie Hamilton of the 11th Judicial Circuit in Lauderdale County who went above and beyond in seeking justice. Angie took on two cold cases which she worked in addition to her regular work load. After much hard work and many hours, both cases were solved. In fact indictments on both cases came down the same day.