Police arrest ‘armed and dangerous’ Florida woman accused of killing daughter, stepfather

Police in Southern Florida have arrested a woman suspected of killing her 8-year-old daughter and stepfather.

Carrasquillo said Torres also injured her mother.

But the officer that spoke to Irby reportedly responded: "So, are you telling me you committed an armed burglary?"

Lucie police say they were called to an apartment complex early Monday after reports of two fatalities. It was not the first time Courtney requested a protective order against her husband.

Police then contacted Irby's husband, who was being held at the Polk County Jail for the previous day's incident, and he informed officers that he wanted to file charges against his wife, according to WKMG.

In the letter, Eskamani summarized news descriptions that portrayed Irby as fearing that her estranged husband, Joseph Irby, might harm her or their two children.

According to a report from the Brady Center released last October, over 525 women on average annually were murdered by a partner using a firearm between 2006 and 2016.

She went to the Lakeland Police Department on Friday June 15 to turn over the firearms, according to WMKG-TV.

State Rep. Anna Eskamani tweeted that her arrest was "ridiculous".

Both Mr and Mrs Irby are due in court again in July. Mrs. Irby had applied for a temporary injunction against Mr. Irby. "I have faith in our state attorney's office that they will do the right thing".

"These loopholes are major contributors to the deadly relationship between domestic violence and firearms", Eskamani said. A law passed after the shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gave that right to law enforcement officers. As of Monday afternoon, it had received $6,556, more than the original goal of $5,000. Detective Terry Henkel said at a news conference.

The lawmaker said public officials should be creating an environment where victims of abuse can ask for help.

Sabin said she learned that she and Irby have mutual friends. She was actively protecting herself and her family from an estranged husband who had not turned over his firearms to law enforcement, and was arrested for it.

  • Jon Douglas