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Justice Department to Review Case of Cops Who Framed Mentally Challenged Teen

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Anthony Caravella, who is mentally challenged, served 26 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit in Florida, and the two Miramar cops who framed him may never see time behind bars, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

The case drew the attention of the Justice Department after a civil lawsuit ended last week in a $7 million payout to the victim, who was a teenager when sent to prison.

“We are aware of the [Caravella] matter and are assessing it,” Dena Iverson, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., wrote in an email to the Sun-Sentinel Friday.

DNA testing eliminated Caravella as a suspect in the rape and murder he was convicted of committing, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Others are concerned that more innocent people are locked up because of shoddy evidence and lies.

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FBI Nabs Suspect in Fatal Brinks Robbery in South Fla.

florida-map1By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The FBI has captured one man but is still looking for at least two others in the armored car robbery in South Florida on Friday in which a Brinks security guard was killed, the Associated Press reported.

Authorities said Sunday that  the FBI captured Nathaniel Moss, 31, on Friday, shortly after the heist at a Bank of America in Miramar, Fla. , AP reported. The suspects’ car crashed into a trash bin and they ran.

FBI Special Agent John Gillies told AP that the suspects made several mistakes that “gave an opportunity for law enforcement to react quickly.”

Brinks guard Alejandro Nodarse Arencibia,48, was fatally shot when two men approached him. He was carrying cash from the bank to an armored truck at the time, AP reported.

Brinks is offering a $75,000 reward and the FBI announced on Sunday it was offering an additional $25,000, AP reported.