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Published: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 5:10 PM
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — The condo complex sued by resident Yuly Solano after Palm Beach County Deputy Michael DeMarco gravely wounded her Oct. 12 and then fatally shot himself says in court papers that the person most responsible is Solano herself.
She knew DeMarco, her former boyfriend, was dangerous and didn’t do enough to stop him, the Inlet Harbor Club Condominium Association says in documents filed Dec. 20.
Police have said DeMarco, who also lived at the complex, drove up in his unmarked patrol car early that morning and confronted Solano as she walked her dog, Coco. Surveillance-camera video shows DeMarco pulling out his service weapon, a .40-caliber Glock handgun, and shooting her three times before slumping and placing the handgun to his head. He died where he fell.
Solano was taken to Delray Medical Center. Her current status is unknown.
On Nov. 16, lawyers for the woman sued Inlet Harbor and its property manager, Benchmark Property Management, as well as DeMarco’s estate.
In its Dec. 20 response, the condo association said Solano “knew of the existence of the danger complained of in the Complaint, realized and appreciated the possibility of injury as a result of the danger, but failed to take action to avoid same.”
It added that “if there was any negligence that caused or contributed to the Plaintiff’s alleged injuries, it was solely the result of negligence” on the part either of Solano or of the other sued parties, DeMarco’s estate and Benchmark.
In an answer filed Dec. 21, Solano’s lawyers said only that their firm denies “each and every affirmative defense” made by the condo association and “demands strict proof thereof.” A spokeswoman said Friday the lawyers were out for the holidays and weren’t available for additional comment.
Solano’s lawyers have previously said she complained of harassment by DeMarco to both the condo association and the management office. Both city police and the Sheriff’s Office have said they have no record of Solano making a formal complaint. The police reports said that “no official correspondence or reports of harassment were reported” to Inlet Harbor.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:07 PM
The former owner of a now-dissolved Beavercreek defense firm was sentenced this morning to three years’ probation and a $100,000 fine for her role in fraudulently getting contracts with NASA and the Air Force using a set-aside meant for service-disabled veterans.
Minda Moore, 39, pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy, a federal misdemeanor, in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. The sentence was part of her plea agreement.
Her co-defendant, Nicholas T. Borton, was sentenced in August to three years’ probation and a $50,000 fine.
Moore and Borton were charged with securing federal contracts set aside for companies owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans, including $1.4 million worth of work for NASA.
The company, KLSS Solutions, was founded in 2008 by Steven T. Powers, a service-disabled veteran who died in 2013 from lasting side-effects of Agent Orange exposure. KLSS solutions was affiliated with a company named KLSS.
Moore and Borton then took over the companies.
“Shortly before (Powers’) death, Ms. Moore sent an email to her father explaining the company’s founder was suffering from a terminal illness and setting forth a proposed plan to assign her father, who is a service-disabled veteran, fifty-one percent ownership of KLSS Solutions,” court records say.
“However, her father did not exercise control or management over the daily operations in accordance with SDVOSBC requirements. Instead, Ms. Moore and her coconspirators operated KLSS Solutions as a shell-company for KLSS in order to secure contracts through the (service-disabled veteran) set-aside procurement program.”
Powers’ wife, Anita Kelley-Powers, said she and her husband put their lives into KLSS Solutions and KLSS – both of which are now gone.
“We just built it with our hearts, because that’s what my husband wanted to do was have our own company someday, and for it to go down like this is really saddening,” said Kelley-Powers by phone Wednesday.
The sentencing memorandum notes Moore has two school-aged children, has had steady employment, holds degrees from Miami University and the University of Dayton and had no prior criminal history.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:26 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:26 PM
— A 72-year-old California man has been arrested after authorities said DNA tests pegged him as the Golden State Killer, a serial murderer and rapist who terrorized the state in the 1970s and 1980s.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 2:38 PM
LEBANON — An 11-year-old Kings Mills boy was free on an aggravated menacing charge alleging he threatened to shoot up his elementary school.
The boy is also alleged to have threatened to bring a Japanese sword and shoot another student at Columbia Elementary School in the Kings Local Schools district, according to charging documents.
During a hearing today in Warren County Juvenile Court, Judge Joe Kirby appointed a lawyer for the boy who denied the allegations, according to court filings.
Kirby ordered the boy to attend a program at the juvenile detention center in Lebanon for school, treatment and monitoring and to avoid contact with the alleged victim.
The boy was released to his aunt, while awaiting a May 21 hearing.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 2:22 PM
HAMILTON — The driver of a concrete bucket truck that crashed into an SUV, killing a Hamilton woman in October has been indicted by a Butler County grand jury.
Tracy Moore, 45, of Frieda Drive in Fairfield, is facing a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide, a fourth-degree felony and vehicular homicide, also a fourth-degree felony, according to the grand jury report released Wednesday.
A warrant has been issued for Moore and he is scheduled to be arraigned May 8 by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Judge Noah Powers.
On Oct. 20, the truck driven by Moore traveling west on Ohio 129 near Fair Avenue rear-ended the SUV driven by Deanna Gilreath.
Gilreath’s Jeep Liberty burst into flames and the 58-year-old Hamilton woman died at the scene.
A Hamilton police investigation indicated the truck driver’s license was under suspension. Moore was driving a truck from Tri State Concrete located in Hamilton at the time of the incident, according to investigators.
A preliminary police report obtained by this news outlet in the fall indicated the truck’s brakes may have failed.
The concrete truck was estimated to have been traveling 65 mph when it struck Gilreath’s SUV, according to police.
The posted speed limit on Ohio 129 at Fair Avenue is 35 mph.
After being hit by the concrete truck, Gilreath’s vehicle was pushed into the left curb where it caught fire, according to the report.
The concrete truck went into the median and around Gilreath’s vehicle, came back onto the road, and hit a pickup truck driven by Stephen Collins, 40, of Williamsburg, Ohio, according to the report.