LARGO — Prosecutors on Friday afternoon rested their case against Marco Antonio Parilla, Jr., who shot and killed Tarpon Springs officer Charles Kondek with a stolen gun in 2014. The state spent two days telling the jury that Parilla should be put to death for his crime. Now it’s the defense’s turn to convince the 12 jurors to spare his life. Earlier Friday, retired Pinellas sheriff’s Detective Keith Johnson testified about detectives’ 2-hour interview with Parilla hours after his arrest.
LARGO — By the time Marco Antonio Parilla, Jr. was 10, he was living in a homeless shelter in Tampa with his mother and younger sister. They were trying to get away from their alcoholic father. His mother, Severita Melendez, told the court Friday that she tried her best to raise the kids on her own. Sometimes, her patience wore thin. "I couldn’t find a way to speak with words," she said. "It was only with whatever I had in my hand."
(CHRIS URSO/Times) Crime scene technicians gather evidence at the scene where Tarpon Springs officer Charles Kondek was shot and killed along Grand Boulevard just north of North Spring Boulevard on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 in Tarpon Springs. The sentencing for Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., who pleaded guilty to killing Tarpon Springs police Officer Charles Kondek in 2014, begins this week. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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