The trial of a former Punta Gorda police officer charged with manslaughter has been moved out of Charlotte County. A judge granted a request this week to move Lee Coel's trial to Lee County.... Read More.
A former Punta Gorda police officer who accidentally shot and killed a woman during a citizens academy exercise is going on trial this fall. 30-year-old Lee Coel’s manslaughter trial is scheduled to begin Oct.... Read More.
A judge has ordered that the trial of a former Punta Gorda police officer will not be moving out of the area. Lee Coel faces charges in the shooting death of Mary Knowlton at... Read More.
A foster parent whose trial began this week on sexual abuse charges has died. Police say Gilberto Rios was charged with sexually abusing a 3-year old girl in his care. In the first three... Read More.
The trial of a 64-year-old North Port foster parent begins today- Gilberto Rios is charged with sexually and physically abusing a 3-year old girl back in 2015. Rios and his wife have fostered four... Read More.