Thursday, September 2, 2010

Marchman Act Blog Local News: First Step Sober House: Founder of the Pompano Beach treatment program murdered and robbed

When a trio of gunmen jumped the founder of a Pompano Beach drug treatment center and shot him in the head before making off with a bag full of rent money in January 2008, authorities suspected the attackers hit with inside knowledge.

Accused as the ring leader of the fatal late-night ambush is Kino Bartholomew, 32, a former tenant of the residential recovery program.

A panel of Broward jurors will hear closing arguments Thursday in the killing of Richard Entriken, a 60-year-old Vietnam vet who founded First Step Sober House in 1995 after overcoming his own bout of substance abuse.

Bartholomew has not been identified as one of the gunmen and no other arrests have ever been made, but one witness testified that Bartholomew had tried to recruit him to take part in the robbery. Read Full Story...

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