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Cops: Pair extorted cousin over lottery-ticket theft

May 15, 2014 - Orlando Sentinel
Richard Hornsby spoke with the Orlando Sentinel about his representation of two employees who were extorted by their former employer in DeLand, Florida.

Jail Phone Calls Present Nightmare for Defense Attorneys

April 27, 2014 - Orlando Sentinel
Richard Hornsby spoke with Orlando Sentinel reporter Amy Pavuk about the age old problem of defendants making incriminating statements during jail calls they know are being recorded.

Ashton lays out philosophy to his staff in ‘blunt’ language

February 22, 2014 - Orlando Sentinel
Richard Hornsby spoke with Orlando Sentinel reporter Jeff Weiner about a controversial power point presented by State Attorney Jeff Ashton to his office, which discouraged the use of prosecutorial discretion when resolving cases.

Murder charge for teen in deputy’s death?

February 13, 2014 - Orlando Sentinel
Richard Hornsby spoke with Orlando Sentinel reporter Jeff Weiner about about the likelihood that an accoplice in a botched burglary will be charged with First Degree Felony Murder in the death of Deputy Jonathan Pine.

MetroWest killing suspect might use "stand your ground" defense

January 18, 2014 - Orlando Sentinel
Richard Hornsby spoke with Orlando Sentinel reporter Jeff Weiner about about Central Florida's most recent murder that involved a questionable claim of self defense.

Glitch forces scramble for jurors in Orange County

January 8, 2014 - Orlando Sentinel
Richard Hornsby spoke with Orlando Sentinel reporter Jeff Weiner about how the Orange County Clerk's failure to issue jury summonses could impact criminal jury trials.