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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, March 27, 1998
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2B THE PALM BEACH POST FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1998 MSL Dismiss Costello's kidnapping, murder indictments, lawyer says i C Prosecutors waited too long to charge Lisa ;Ccfstello in Frank Black's death, her lawyer says. dictment, prosecutors said they did not present a case against her when the first grand jury indicted Mackerley. Kibbey also asked that he be allowed to review transcripts of what prosecutors said to grand jurors in both cases. Kibbey said he suspects the transcripts would show prosecutors urged the earlier panel to stall indicting Costello because they knew they had a weak case. Grand jury proceedings are normally kept secret and what is said inside the jury room is not disclosed to the defense. No date was set for a hearing on Kibbey's motions. Costello is being held without bail at the Martin County jail. court papers Thursday arguing that nothing changed in the 19 months between Mackerley's indictment and Costello's indictment and that prosecutors "abused" the grand jury system by waiting. Costello was arrested on a murder charge the day she was scheduled for release from jail on contempt charges for refusing to tell prosecutors what she knew about the case. Kibbey said the timing indicates the arrest and indictment were "vindictiveness for her failure to cooperate." At the time of Costello's in "By Jill Taylor 'Mm Beach Post Staff Writer : STUART A lawyer for Lisa : Costello wants the indictment ; Charging her with murder and kidnapping thrown out because ."prosecutors waited too long to ; charge her. Costello was indicted March -12. on charges she lured businessman Frank Black to Florida '. and helped her boyfriend, Alan ; Mackerley, abduct and kill Black. . 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GoPBl. comYourTown Juno -622-2924 JupiterTequesta - 747-0006 Palm Springs - 965-6591 West Lake Worth - 965-4665 Boynton Beach in Sunshine Square - 369-1773 Stuart in Cedar Point Plaza - 220-8066 Stuart Center - 287-7123 Vero Beach - 562-0480 MASTERCARD VISA AMERICAN EXPRESS DISCOVER h - 7 nMiarWaraflw n jlflH tlffff CSS M&W PFfOff fy PlttESiJI FORT PIERCE A St. Lucie County grand jury Thursday handed down one indictment for first-degree murder and two unrelated indictments for two juveniles on home invasion charges. Gerald Stribbling, 27, was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Otis James Phillips. Phillips was shot in the neck as he walked out of a Fort Pierce liquor store in December. Tobias Thomas and Keavin Wade, both 13, were each indicted on five charges. Police said the pair and four older teens stormed a Port St. Lucie house last month, menacing the family, stealing money and striking 70-year-old Cho Yun Yao. The 13-year-olds had to be indicted by a grand jury in order to be prosecuted as adults. FORT PIERCE Barry John Trainor pleaded no contest Thursday to charges he forged and cashed his dead mother's pension checks for 10 years. Trainor, 49, entered a plea agreement to serve two years in state prison and up to 10 years of probation until he pays back the nearly $59,000 worth of checks he cashed. The former Fort Pierce bartender, who was caught in December, has said he stole the money because "it was there." FORT PIERCE Both sides rested Thursday in the federal trial to decide whether Robin Summerhays and Glenn Day conspired to possess for distribution $32 million worth of marijuana and hashish oil. The jury is expected to render a verdict today. JENSEN BEACH More dead birds and fish with lesions were reported Thursday, as well as a dead loggerhead sea turtle with lesions on its head and face. Bill Summers at the Snook Nook bait and tackle shop collected a pelican, a sea gull, two snook and a sheeps- head with lesions. They were given to the Florida Marine Research Institute in St. Pe- tersburg and to Florida Game and Fresh Wa-" ter Fish Commission for testing. State scien- ; tists are studying water samples from the St. - Lucie and Indian Rivers and tissue samples " of the sick fish. A microscopic algae, Crypto-peridiniopsis, and large amounts of fresh water released from Lake Okeechobee have dis-rupted the waterways this month. PORT ST. LUCIE Want to have some fun while cleaning up the community? Come out Saturday to the annual Clean Up Port St Lucie Day outside city hall, where the first 300 volunteers will receive T-shirts and breakfast and lunch will be available for all. The city's public works department initiated the cleanup several years ago and organizers say it has grown so much that community buses are now used to transport volunteers from city hall to main roads throughout the city. Volunteers are urged to wear sturdy shoes, gloves, long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. and cleanups continue until lunch at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Linda Bagley at 871-5105. V) You Pay Only - h rlgSO And You Receive r,'inates per month! You Pay Only And You Receive Elites UUV ner month! per month! H0BE SOUND Two men wearing ski masks and carrying guns robbed the Hess service station on U.S. 1 in Hobe Sound Wednesday night. Two clerks told Martin sheriffs deputies the men took about $600 in cash and threatened to shoot them, but no one was hurt. The holdup was reported at 9:05 p.m. STUART Circuit Judge Larry Schack dismissed a lawsuit filed by the developer of a proposed Publix on Hutchinson Island against a citizen's group trying to block it In his ruling, Schack said Halvorsen Development Corp. should allow the Citizens to Protect Hutchinson Island's pending appeal before the county commission to be decided before taking the issue to court. Halvorsen had asked Schack to decide whether the citizens group had the right to appeal the county's January approval of the project. You Pay Only And You Receive Minutes per month! $2Q50 A You Pay Only Also Available" zZ, , . , And You Receive imiSUlC) As Low As 8C Per Minute per month! unlimited Nights & Weekends Authorized Agent of Home Rate Roamingl Phone Prices starting at 1( (wmonthly service plan) BELL SOUTH Mobility St. Lucie River Initiative wants deep reservoir WEST PALM BCH BOYNTON BEACH BOCA RATON POMPANO BCH.FT. LAUD WESTON FT. 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Melzer wants to dam ditches leading to the river and its canals keeping runoff in small reservoirs. Natural vegetation cleanses water more easily in shallow pools, Melzer believes. This approach can occur much quicker and be much more cost efficient than one big deep-water attenuation facility in Alla pattah," she said. If all goes well with the purchase of the land, Melzer thinks some reservoirs could be built next year. , River Initiative President Bud Jordan estimated not being ready to start construction on a deep reservoir until 2001. In the short term, "we're trying to clean up all the little estuaries that lead into the river," he said. "We are doing our share." RESERVOIRS From IB ,t But for the SL Lucie River ' Initiative, a deep reservoir is the best option. The River Initiative wants to build an 8- to 10-foot-deep reser-: vir on the 22,000-acre Allapattah 'land west of Stuart to store the excess water flowing into the river from Lake Okeechobee. This TTEiCHicI? Five teenagers charged in Ocean Mall beating death W0&K$ttll By Joe Brogan mm Brack Post Staff Writer RIVIERA BEACH Five teens, including two siblings, were charged with second- i. - - ; i. $ mrt ' , 'v V Yinh Roon f n, ' , - - h I degree murder Thursday in the beating death of a West Palm TEACHERS! The Educational Services Department of The Palm Beach Post is having a Native American History workshop at Riverbend Park on Saturday, April 25, 1998. About 45 members of the Estelusti Seminole Tribe, dressed in native costume, will be joining us where the Battle of Loxahatchee took place. These tribe members are the descendents of the original Seminole Tribe w hich was led on the "Trail of Tears" from Florida to Oklahoma. Participating teachers will need to dress comfortably because there will be lots of walking, very hands-on! Payment and registration deadline is Friday, April 17, 1998. Component 517-395-00. 1 5 in-service points, S 30 fee. For more information, call 800-432-7595 ext. 4648 or 561-820-4648. Beach man last weekend on Singer Island. The teenagers, ages 15 to 17, also were fhtnrtrtA with dens; Scott Roon, 16, of 1588 Eagle Lake Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; Brad Heard, 15, and Scott Heard, 17, both of slip 3 15, Riviera Beach Marina; and Dennis Bouchard, 16, of 343 Laurel Oaks Way, Jupiter. According to police, an argument broke out after the brothers had allegedly bought beer for the teens. Roon told police he was punched by Robert Boland who thought Roon told a convenience store clerk that Boland bought beer for the teens, police reports show. When Robert Boland came at Bouchard, Bouchard told investigators. Brad Heard struck Boland on the head with a golf club, knocking him to the ground. Bouchard then hit him with a skateboard, reports said. Yinh told police that he also struck Robert Boland with a skateboard, according to arrest documents. B. Heard S. Heard Bouchard attempted murder in the beat I Name:. Home Address:, City7StateZip: Phone: School Name: On Thursday, lawyer John Tierney. who represents Bouchard, said the youth has never been in trouble and only tried to help one of his friends who was being beaten up. The teens were being held at the juvenile detention center. A hearing is scheduled this morning before Juvenile Court Judge Karen Martin. ing of Charles Boland. 32. of Riviera Beach. His brother, Robert Boland, 30, died at the scene. Police said the Bolands and the teens got into a fight just after midnight Saturday near Portofino Lounge, 2447 Ocean Ave., on the ri'ys Ocean Mall strip. - The teens were identified as Daniel Yinh. 17. of 5592 Eagle Lake Iive, Palm Beach Gar- Please mail with your payment to: The Palm Beach Post, I Educational Sen-ices Drpt.. PO Box 24700, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 j

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