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Miramar Elementary School

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  • Broward bond project could benefit western schools

    Broward bond project could benefit western schools
    An $800 million Broward school bond proposal initially designed to fix old crumbling schools may also ease crowding in newer schools in the west. The most expensive project on a proposed list released this weekend isn't a leaking roof, faulty air...
  • Two former officers liable for $7 million in Caravella case, jury decides

    Two former officers liable for $7 million in Caravella case, jury decides
    The jury in the Anthony Caravella civil lawsuit decided two of the four officers are liable for framing the mentally challenged 15-year-old for the 1983 rape and murder of a Miramar woman, condemning him to maximum security prisons for close to 26 years...
  • Jury orders ex-cops to pay $7M to Broward man freed by DNA after nearly 26 years in prison

    Jury orders ex-cops to pay $7M to Broward man freed by DNA after nearly 26 years in prison
    The 9,389 days Anthony Caravella wrongfully spent in prison still haunt him, but he was relieved Tuesday that two former police officers who put him away are finally being held accountable. Jurors decided that William Mantesta and George Pierson...
  • 29 years later, friend explains false confession in DNA case

    29 years later, friend explains false confession in DNA case
    The last time they saw each other was 29 years ago. Anthony Caravella was 15 and mentally challenged, and he had a crush on his friend, Dawn Simone, who was a year older. They had been arrested together at her house — the cops said they were...
  • Broward man freed by DNA describes 25 years in prison for crime he didn't commit

    Broward man freed by DNA describes 25 years in prison for crime he didn't commit
    There are many things that Anthony Caravella doesn't remember about 1983, but he told jurors on Tuesday that one thing is for sure — he didn't rape or murder Ada Cox Jankowski. Caravella had served close to 26 years in prison before DNA tests...
  • Former Miramar detective accused of misconduct, grilled about '83 murder

    Former Miramar detective accused of misconduct, grilled about '83 murder
    On the day Ada Cox Jankowski's body was found near Miramar Elementary School nearly 30 years ago, police questioned the last person seen with her while she was alive. Anthony Martinez, 17, was seen leaving the Miramar Lounge with the 58-year-old woman,...
  • Broward man freed by DNA after 26 years in prison wants cops to pay

    Broward man freed by DNA after 26 years in prison wants cops to pay
    A man who spent 25 years and 240 days in prison for rape and murder — until DNA testing set him free in 2009 — now wants the former police officers accused of framing him to pay. Anthony Caravella was 15 and mentally challenged with an IQ of...
  • Weapons seized in Broward County schools over the past four years

    Three guns were seized on Broward County school campuses over the past week, one used in a homicide, another confiscated from an 8-year-old. Tuesday, three elementary school pupils were caught with BB guns, two at Miramar Elementary School alone. Weapons...
  • DNA result just one of troubling aspects in convicted man's case

    New testing that shows a Miramar man serving life in prison for a 1983 rape and murder is not the source of DNA on the victim's body is just one of several troubling issues in the case, according to defense attorneys, experts and a Sun Sentinel review...
  • Weapons seized in Palm Beach County schools over the past four years

    Three guns were seized on Broward County school campuses over the past week, one used in a homicide, another confiscated from an 8-year-old. Tuesday, three elementary school pupils were caught with BB guns, two at Miramar Elementary School alone....
  • Investigators name "persons of interest" in 1983 Miramar slaying

    One year after DNA exonerated a man who spent nearly 26 years in prison for the rape and murder of a Miramar woman, investigators said they have new evidence and identified two men they said are "persons of interest" in the unsolved case. Anthony...