CAPITAL MURDER
<div><b>Victor Brancaccio, 39</b> </div><div><br></div><div><b>Offense: </b>June 11, 1993; First-degree premeditated murder; kidnapping committed at age 16</div><div><br></div><div><b>County: </b>St. Lucie</div><div><br></div><div><b>Summary:</b> Brancaccio has been convicted twice for attacking and killing 81-year-old Mollie Mae Frazier in a case that gained national attention in part because of defense claims that the antidepressant Zoloft put him in a state where he didn't know right from wrong. He's already been granted a sentencing do-over for his kidnapping conviction and is currently housed at the St. Lucie County Jail waiting for his case to proceed. </div><div><br></div><div><b>Sentence: </b>Life in prison; entered Nov. 20, 1995</div>
<div><b>Anthony Jones, 43</b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Offense:</b> Oct. 14, 1990; first-degree murder committed at age 17</div><div><br></div><div><b>County: </b>St. Lucie</div><div><br></div><div><b>Summary:</b> In 1992, a jury found Jones guilty of first-degree murder in the 1990 shooting death of Jessie Fields, 23, of Fort Pierce, who was killed as he drove on South 14th Street.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Sentence:</b> Life in prison; entered Nov. 24, 1992</div>
<div><b>Johnny Jones, 43</b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Offense: </b>March 26, 1990; first-degree premeditated murder committed at age 16</div><div><br></div><div><b>County: </b>St. Lucie</div><div><br></div><div><b>Summary:</b> Convicted of using a knife to stab to death Jeffrey Jones during a verbal confrontation outside the Bamboo Motel on South U.S. 1 in Fort Pierce. The two were not related.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Sentence:</b> Life in prison; entered May 29, 1991</div>
<div><b>Colby McCoggle, 38</b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Offense: </b>March 14, 1994; first-degree murder, armed robbery committed at age 16</div><div><br></div><div><b>County:</b> St. Lucie</div><div><br></div><div><b>Summary:</b> Convicted with three others in the shooting death of Linda Alley during a botched armed robbery of a Speedway gas station in Fort Pierce.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Sentence:</b> Life in prison; entered Feb. 17, 1995</div>
<div><b>Merle Stokes, 42</b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Offense: </b>April 1, 1991; first-degree murder; armed robbery; armed burglary; battery on a person 65 years or older committed at age 17</div><div><br></div><div><b>County: </b>St. Lucie</div><div><br></div><div><b>Summary: </b>Convicted of beating to death Fort Pierce resident Annie Spurgeon inside her Angle Road home before stealing a rifle and two handguns.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Sentence:</b> Life in prison; entered July 8, 1992</div>
<div><b>George Vasil, 57</b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Offense: </b>Sept. 19, 1974; first-degree premeditated murder committed at age 15</div><div><br></div><div><b>County: </b>St. Lucie</div><div><br></div><div><b>Summary: </b>Convicted of dragging 12-year-old Pamela Vasser into a wooded lot near her Fort Pierce home. She died as he attempted to rape her. The Florida State Parole Commission in 1998 set his expected release date at Oct. 17, 2064.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Sentence: </b>Life in prison; entered Dec. 12, 1974</div><div><br></div>
<div><b>Rodney Young, 58</b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Offense: </b>Feb. 2, 1975; sexual battery with a weapon; robbery with a deadly weapon; burglary, assault on a person committed at age 16</div><div><br></div><div><b>County: </b>St. Lucie</div><div><br></div><div><b>Summary: </b>Convicted of breaking and entering into a St. Lucie County home and attempted to rape a woman at knifepoint. Young also stole a diamond ring from the woman before fleeing.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Sentence:</b> Life in prison; entered June 26, 1975</div>
<div><b>Foley Pinkney, 59</b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Offense: </b>Oct. 20, 1973; Second-degree murder, dangerous act committed at age 16</div><div><br></div><div><b>County: </b>Indian River</div><div><br></div><div><b>Summary:</b> Pinkney was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder for using a knife Oct. 20, 1973, to stab to death Indian River County resident Sarah Conyeus. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Sentence: </b>Life in prison; entered Jan. 1, 1974</div>
<div><b>Brooks Bellay, 51</b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Offense: </b>Aug. 20, 1979; second-degree murder, dangerous act committed at age 14</div><div><br></div><div><b>County: </b>Indian River</div><div><br></div><div><b>Summary:</b> Bellay was convicted of the fatal beating of 4-year-old Angel Halstead, of Vero Beach, who was abducted and found two days after she disappeared, covered with forest vegetation.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Sentence: </b>Life in prison; entered prison July 21, 1980</div>
<div><b>Luis Montoya, 43</b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Offense: </b>Dec. 12, 1990; first-degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon committed at age 17</div><div><br></div><div><b>County:</b> Indian River</div><div><br></div><div><b>Summary:</b> Montoya, also known as Juan Orellano, pleaded no contest to avoid the death penalty in the murder of Munish Brahmbhatt, who was kidnapped and shot during a robbery committed with a male co-defendant who was never apprehended.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Sentence:</b> Life in prison; entered prison April 24, 1992</div>

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