Gloria Gomez, FOX 13 Tampa Bay

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Recent articles by Gloria:

Husband of Tampa attorney found dead in her home says he's desperate for answers

Tampa attorney Lisa Westberry was found dead in her Ruskin home on the evening of June 4, and investigators have still not figured out what killed her. Lisa's husband says he and their two children are devastated over her sudden death and are desperate for answers. → Read More

Doctors say Tampa man accused of killing father as a teen is faking mental illness

Years after Ismael Ali was arrested for killing his father, doctors say he is mentally competent to stand trial. → Read More

Accused police impersonator pleads not guilty in elaborate armed crime spree

One of four men arrested on federal robbery charges wants to clear his name. → Read More

Two Bay Area men face federal judge after being arrested for role in Capitol riots

Two Bay Area men were arrested for their role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots last week. → Read More

Man found guilty of manslaughter, attempted first-degree murder in Florida music video killing

A Florida man accused of shooting and killing a woman while filming a rap music video has been found guilty. → Read More

Man accused of impersonating Uber driver, attacking woman found not guilty

The man accused of impersonating an Uber driver and trying to rape a woman has been found not guilty after a trial in Tampa. A jury acquitted him on all charges. → Read More

After rejecting plea deal, jury selection begins for brother accused of shooting drug dealer

It's been nearly two years since a brother and sister were charged with murder, accused of fatally shooting a drug dealer in Hillsborough County. While the sister is serving her sentence, her brother, Henry, will stand trial with jury selection beginning Tuesday. → Read More

Accused double murderer Steven Lorenzo argues prosecutors shouldn't use sex tapes against him at trial

Lorenzo, who is representing himself, is accused of murdering two men Jason Galehouse and Michael Waccholtz, who prosecutors said were gay. They said Lorenzo and co-defendant Scott Schweickert lured the victims to Lorenzo's home, drugged, tortured, and later murdered the two men. → Read More

Tampa mom convicted of murdering ‘mouthy’ kids may plead insanity if given new trial

Julie Schenecker, a Tampa mother convicted of murdering her two teenage children, wants a do-over. → Read More

Tampa mother convicted of killing her two teen kids asks judge for new trial

Julie Schenecker was handed two life sentences for shooting and killing both of her children. Beau, who was 13 at the time, was shot in the family SUV while riding home with his mother. Calyx, who was 16, was then shot in her bedroom while she worked on homework. → Read More

Man convicted of killing HART bus driver sentenced to life in prison

The man convicted of killing a HART bus driver three years ago was sentenced to life in prison in court Wednesday. → Read More

Man police link to seemingly random St. Pete killings now charged in similar Tampa shooting incident

The person of interest in two deadly, and apparently random, shootings in St. Petersburg this week now also faces charges related to similar incident in neighboring Hillsborough County. Before the arrest was announced Thursday, police seemed concerned they could be facing a serial killing situation. → Read More

Reversal: Juries in separate trials for accused Seminole Heights killer will hear evidence from each case

There will still be four separate trials for the man accused in a string of shooting deaths that terrified residents in the Tampa neighborhood of Seminole Heights back in the fall of 2017, but an appellate judge has reversed a previous ruling that testimony and evidence from each trial also be kept separate. → Read More

Trial begins for driver accused of killing man in Tampa area hit-and-run crash

Opening arguments began Tuesday in the case of a driver accused of speeding away from police, slamming into a vehicle, and killing the man driving. He wasn't arrested until a year after the deadly hit-and-run. → Read More

Mother, daughter take plea deals in death of disabled family member

A woman accused of neglecting her disabled husband and watching him die will spend the next five years behind bars. → Read More

'Psychic' convinced Tampa woman to con husband out of $1M, prosecutors say

Lin Halfon spent 13 months in jail for stealing a million dollars from her husband, Tampa businessman Richard Rappaport. Last January she took a plea deal and was deported back to Israel. Now, prosecutors say she was under the spell of a self-proclaimed psychic who now faces a long list of charges. → Read More

"I see my brother gasping': Halloween morning murder trial begins with testimony from victim's sister

Germina Peck wiped away tears as she remembered being startled awake Halloween morning in 2019. → Read More

Curtis Reeves to take the stand Thursday morning

Sources tell Fox 13 Reeves is eager to take the stand in his own defense. → Read More

Curtis Reeves Trial: Defendant’s children take the stand hoping to keep father out of prison

Curtis Reeves' two grown children took the stand in their father’s murder trial Friday. → Read More

HART bus driver stabbing suspect to claim insanity, defense announces

A typical ride on a HART bus in May 2019 turned into chaos, panic and murder. Prosecutors say Justin McGriff stabbed the bus driver to death. The accused killer's attorney says his client did it, but didn't know what he was doing was wrong, at the time of the crime. → Read More