Prosecutor seeking death penalty in bank massacre case

U.S. 02/08/19, 15:40

A prosecutor says he plans to seek the death penalty for a man arrested in the fatal shootings of five women at a Florida bank last month.State Attorney Brian Haas said at a news conference Friday that he had reached the "unquestionable conclusion" that he should seek the death penalty ...

Small Florida city honors 5 bank shooting victims with vigil

U.S. 01/27/19, 22:28

Residents in a small Florida city gathered Sunday and held a vigil to honor the five women killed in a SunTrust branch mass shooting.People lit flashlights and cell phones instead of candles to honor the victims because heavy rains in Sebring pushed the vigil to an indoor location. Florida Gov. ...

Update: Authorities confirm ID of 4th bank victim

U.S. 01/25/19, 15:36

The Latest on the shooting of five women at a Florida bank (all times local):3:35 p.m.Authorities have confirmed the name of a fourth woman slain when a gunman opened fire inside a Florida bank.The Highlands County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Friday that 31-year-old Jessica Eileen Noreen Montague ...

Moment of silence set at SunTrust banks for Florida victims

U.S. 01/25/19, 09:52

SunTrust banks will observe a moment of silence Friday to honor the five people slain when a gunman opened fire inside a Florida branch.In a Facebook post, SunTrust said the moment of silence will begin at 12:36 p.m. That was the time on Wednesday when Zephen Xaver called 911 and ...

Suspect in Florida bank attack dreamed of hurting classmates

U.S. 01/24/19, 20:35

A man accused of fatally shooting five women at a small-town bank in Florida had dreamed of hurting classmates in high school and had long been fascinated with killing, police and a former girlfriend said Thursday.The slayings did not appear to be part of a robbery, and Zephen Xaver had ...

Bank shooting victims’ IDs withheld under new amendment

U.S. 01/24/19, 17:38

Names of two of the five women killed in a Florida bank shooting are being withheld by law enforcement under a new constitutional amendment that has sparked confusion and uneven application around the state.The "Marsy's Law" amendment allows withholding from the public information that can be used to locate or ...

Update: Ex-girlfriend: suspect ‘wanted everybody to die’

U.S. 01/24/19, 07:19

The Latest on the killings of five people inside a bank in Sebring, Florida (all times local):7:10 a.m.A woman identifying herself as the ex-girlfriend of the suspect in a mass shooting inside a Florida bank says he often thought about hurting people and has long been fascinated with death and ...

Update: Police swarm Florida bank well after nightfall

U.S. 01/23/19, 21:12

The Latest on the shooting inside a Florida bank that killed five people (all times local):7:45 p.m.Police investigators swarmed well after nightfall around a Florida bank where authorities say five people were fatally shot earlier in the day.Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund said 21-year-old Zephen Xaver was arrested Wednesday afternoon ...

Police: 5 fatally shot inside Florida bank, suspect arrested

U.S. 01/23/19, 17:52

A gunman who opened fire inside a Florida bank Wednesday afternoon killed five people before surrendering to SWAT negotiators, police said. Zephen Xaver, 21, was arrested after the shooting at a SunTrust branch, Sebring police Chief Karl Hoglund said at a news conference. "Today's been a tragic day in our community," Hogland ...

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