Arrestee in Ocoee homeless man's murder
wants more freedom
Joel Boner (center) was attacked outside his tent at an Ocoee homeless camp and stabbed in the back as many as seven times.
John Hawthorne, 19, faces a second-degree murder charge in the Ocoee slaying of homeless man Joel David Boner. He's out awaiting trial on $25,000 bond, wearing a GPS anklet (they call that "electronic supervision"). Now he's asking a judge for a little more leeway.
Right now, Hawthorne is restricted from leaving his house. The problem is that he lives on 25 acres, and can't help his family maintain the property, his attorney argued in a motion.
Read the Orlando Sentinel report here. And see previous post here.
More posts: Check out the post about Joel Boner's family at Ericka Courtneys News Challenge. And don't miss Justice for Joel Boner.