Florida man sentenced to 50 years for stabbing mom to death
PALM COAST, Fla. – A Florida man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stabbing his mother to death after he got angry when she threatened to kick him out of the house. Nathaniel Shimmel, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday after facing a first-degree murder charge and the possibility of life in prison. On Aug. 23, 2017, Shimmel called 911 and initially said a robber had attacked his mother, but later confessed to the crime describing the events in vivid detail. Shimmel told detectives he stabbed his mother in the throat, multiple times in the chest, and in her back.
Duffel bag filled with cocaine washes ashore on Florida beach
The Flagler County Sheriff's Office seized 15 kilos of cocaine found in a duffel bag that washed ashore in Palm Coast. PALM COAST, Fla. - Deputies seized a duffel bag filled with cocaine that washed up on a Florida beach. The Flagler County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous call Friday night about a duffel bag covered in barnacles and seaweed that was found on the beach in Palm Coast. A news release said the bag contained 15 kilo-sized bricks of cocaine. "I'm thankful that the person who located the bag did the right thing and called us.