Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Laura Morel, the Herald's new crime/immigration reporter, is covering her first trial for us. Although the trial is in Sarasota, the defendant is of extremely high interest in Manatee County as well: Delmer Smith, suspected in a string of brutal home invasions -- including the murder of Kathleen Briles on Aug. 3, 2009, in Terra Ceia.
Laura and her editor, Marc Masferrer, have been tweeting and posting updates from the trial on Bradenton.com. Both @lauracmorel and @MRMasferrer are using this hashtag for the trial: #Smithtrial
Laura is doing a great job at taking us inside the courthouse. Check 'em out.
Posted by Joan Krauter at 12:41 PM