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High stabbing suspect bonds out of jail
Florida high school student charged with attempted murder in the
stabbing of a classmate at Piper High School in Sunrise made his
first appearance in bond court Friday.
The judge had
set bond at $36,500 for senior Kimanie King, 18.
out of the Broward County Jail Friday evening with his family and
attorney by his side.
accused of stabbing sophomore Urique Wilson, 15, at the school,
located at 8000 NW 44th St. Sunrise police say the attack happened in
the schools gym Thursday after the two students started
fighting over a basketball game.
Friday, it was revealed King is an honor roll student, on the soccer
team and works at Winn-Dixie. His defense attorney told the court the
alleged stabbing was completely out of character for him.
an honor student at Piper, hes never been in trouble a day in
his life, hes certainly not a flight risk, he plays for the
school soccer team and hes employed part-time at Winn-Dixie,
hes also going to be graduating next month with honors,
said his attorney William Barry Paul.
Eric Linder countered with the argument that King has made threats to
other students in the past.
addition to the alleged level of violence in the report, based on the
allegations what causes me concern is the allegation from another
student witness who heard him say that he would stab somebody
if they bumped into him again while he was in the gym. It shows
that there may not have been premeditation necessarily to stab this
student it shows there was a certain premeditation, he would stab
somebody if they bumped into him, argued Linder.
an arrest affidavit, King told police he was acting in self-defense
and pulled the knife out of his back pocket because he was being beat up.
was hospitalized at Broward Health recovering from two stab wounds;
one in the chest area near his heart and another in the back.
released from the hospital Friday afternoon.
praise to God every day because right now, he saved my son,
said Joseph Watson, Wilsons father. Without prayer and
God in his life, he wouldnt be here today. [The blade] was one
centimeter from his heart.
is in stable condition, his father said he is in pain and traumatized.
terrified, said Watson. I mean imagine, hes
15-years old and he got stabbed. Thats any parents
nightmare right there, to find out their kid is stabbed.
the weapon was a folding pocket knife approximately 5 inches in
length when opened. The blade is approximately 2 ½ inches in length.
charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon on school
grounds. A judge said it is possible the first charge could be
reduced to aggravated assault.
School was placed on lock down after the stabbing Thursday afternoon,
schools from all over South Florida were on campus for an orchestra competition.
drove from Coral Gables when he heard the news to check on his son.
a half hour drive with a lot of trepidation, he said. His son
goes to Coral Reef High School and was at the school to compete.
When I found out about it, your hearts in your throat
because theres a stabbing. You dont know whos
stabbed, why it happened or how many people are involved.
comes after a brawl at the same high school last week left another
student in the hospital.
the second time this week&ldots;.Its a nice school now, but I
dont know with this. Things are happening everywhere,
said Delmy Villera, a concerned parent.
County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said the incidents are
not related and that the school is safe.
no concern about the safety of our students at this school,
said Runcie. Theres no pattern, no concern for parents to
draw any long term conclusions about Piper High School. Its a
said King wont be allowed back on campus but will be able to
graduate with honors online.
represents us in Congress
Wasserman Schultz is the chairwoman of the Democratic National
Committee. Shes spent most of her career in political office in
her home state of Florida. Schultzs assets may sound good to
the rest of us, but its still not enough to get her out of
severe debt. She reports $100,000 in stock that she shares with her
husband, and several small bank accounts and a college savings plan
for her children. So what puts Schultzs net worth into the
has two mortgages worth $750,000 combined, plus $350,000 in home
equity and personal loans. She also carried more than $50,000 in
credit card debt in 2012.
Hastings has a controversial track record, and a lot of his debt
stems from legal fees he accumulated while cleaning up his messes.
When you look at his file, you see impeachments, removal from
offices, sexual harassment charges, and accusations of nepotism. With
a history like that, its not really surprising that he would
have a ton of debt in legal fees.
still paying off more than $2 million in legal fees from a trial on
charges of bribery while he was serving on a U.S. district court. He
was acquitted of the charges, but later, a federal panel found that
hed lied and fabricated evidence.
was removed from the court after votes from the House and Senate. In
addition to the legal fees, he also holds a mortgage of more than
$100,000 that is comparable to the median home values in his
looking at his past, its almost shocking he was voted into
Congress after Congress themselves voted him out of his former position.