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Central Florida Prosecutor Offers Insights on the George Floyd Case

Noting that former officer Derek Chauvin was first charged with third-degree murder, Williams called it “a floor” for the charges he could face. Those charges have been upgraded to include second-degree murder.
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Voter Fraud Investigation Underway in Lake County

On Thursday, News 6 WKMG reported that a suspect turned herself in. 

Ron DeSantis Reassigns Murder Case From Controversial State Attorney Aramis Ayala

There have been many twists and turns on how the murder of Nicole Montalvo will be prosecuted ever since Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson complained about the lack of prosecution in the case. Gibson went to Attorney General Ashley Moody asking her to remove Ayala from the case.
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Central Florida Leaders Clash Over Murder Prosecutions

Ever since she announced she would not seek the death penalty shortly after taking office in 2017, Ayala has had a rocky relationship with law enforcement in the two counties she serves. This acrimony has now turned into dueling press conferences over the murder of Nicole Montalvo back in October.

Controversial Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala Not Running for Reelection

The Central Florida Democrat was the subject of the ire of then-Gov. Rick Scott when she suddenly announced in 2017 that she would not pursue the death penalty in any case in her jurisdiction.

Ryan Williams to Challenge Aramis Ayala in 2020

Ayala made national headlines shortly after taking office in 2016 when she revealed she would not seek the death penalty for accused cop killer Markeith Loyd who was wanted for the murder of his girlfriend Sade Dixon when he allegedly gunned down Orlando police officer Debra Clayton when she tried to detain him outside an Orlando Wal-Mart.. Ayala got more than $1million in help in the last election from George Soros, a staunch death penalty opponent.