A Miami judge has formally charged a 29-year-old who was reportedly caught on surveillance shooting one of his friends execution-style.The incident occurred on March 4th inside the parking garage of a strip mall in the 7300 block of Northwest 36th Street.According to the report, David Paneque was seen on surveillance speaking with 31-year-old Leandro Lopez near a silver pickup truck inside of the parking garage. At one point Paneque pulls out a gun and points it at Lopez as Lopez attempts to get out of the way. Lopez and Paneque then begin speaking again for several moments before Paneque shoots Lopez execution-style and then leaves the scene in the truck.Officials did not find Lopez’ body, which was located on the roof of the garage until March 24th.Paneque was arrested on April 3rd after an investigation, however, officials did not formally charge him with first-degree murder until this Thursday.Paneque has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
AUCKLAND: Injured New Zealand pace bowlers Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson are “tracking nicely” as the side begin their preparations for the Test series against India, according to captain Kane Williamson.Bowling spearhead Boult broke his hand in the second game against Australia in Melbourne while Ferguson bowled just 11 overs in his Test debut in the first match in Perth before breaking down with a calf strain.Both missed the Twenty20 and One-Day International series against India but Williamson said there are hopes they could be available for the first match against the world’s top ranked Test team that starts on February 21 in Wellington.”They’re tracking nicely,” Williamson said after his side sealed a five-wicket win and 3-0 series sweep of the One-Dayers against India at Bay Oval in Mt. Maunganui.”It’s an exciting opportunity … against one of the best sides in the world.”The injuries to Boult and Ferguson and regular squad member Matt Henry, who broke his thumb in the third Test in Sydney, forced New Zealand to test the depth of their pace bowling stocks against India.Hamish Bennett was recalled after almost three years in the international wilderness, while Kyle Jamieson, who was brought into the Test squad in Australia as cover but did not play, made his debut in the one-day series.Bennett took the most wickets for New Zealand in the one-dayers and was joint top wicket taker in the Twenty20 matches with leg-spinner Ish Sodhi.While expensive in his opening spells, Bennett proved to be a solid death bowler with his ability to mix his pace and length, something noted by Williamson.”We were put under pressure by India, but we were able to have a really good death phase, which helped us keep India to about a par total,” he said.”A lot of positives in different areas, so it’s an opportunity to build on this series and keep moving forward as an ODI side.”The 2.03m-tall Jamieson, however, could have been the best find for the hosts after he was the most economical New Zealand bowler in the ODIs and presented some difficulties with his ability to get the ball to move and lift off a length.He also showed he was a more than capable lower-order batsman when he scored 25 not out and shared a 76-run stand with Ross Taylor that helped New Zealand post a winning total in the second match in Auckland.”An outstanding start from Kyle,” Williamson said. “To get the opportunity to bowl with the new ball and bowl really nicely … he’s an exciting prospect.”Coming in with that height does bring a point of difference, a great attacking weapon.” AgenciesAlso Read: High-flying New Zealand whitewash IndiaAlso Watch: Effigy of Mominul Awal and Dr. Numal Momin burnt at Kalapani, Mankachar.
The USC women’s basketball team clinched the third seed in the Pac-10 tournament on Saturday with a comeback victory over Arizona State, 62-52.USC (18-11, 12-6) used a dominating second half to beat the Sun Devils (17-12, 9-9); the Women of Troy outscored Arizona State 36-19 after halftime.Tim Tran | Daily Trojan Next step · Senior forward Aarika Hughes scored nine points in her final regular season game at USC. Hughes also posted three rebounds. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan“We had the same record [as ASU] coming in, and we knew we needed this win,” senior guard Hailey Dunham said. “[It was] tough to be down seven at halftime but to come out with a 10-point win at the end was something we really needed.”Arizona State seized an early lead in the game on the strength of its inside play. The Sun Devils pounded the ball inside and scored 24 of their 33 first-half points in the paint. USC shot just 30 percent in the first half and entered the break down seven points.The second half was a different story for the Women of Troy. USC employed a small lineup for much of the second half and harassed the Sun Devils into 15 turnovers and just 19 points.“We’re not as big as a lot of teams, but Hailey [Dunham] and Christina [Marinacci] are [as] feisty as anybody that’s “6’4”, 6’5”, so I feel comfortable and confident that they can get down there and hold their own,” USC coach Michael Cooper said.The Women of Troy opened the second half on a tear and tied the score at 43 on a Dunham layup. The game was a back-and-forth affair from then on until USC pulled away late. Redshirt junior guard Jacki Gemelos delivered the knockout punch with a steal and layup that pushed the lead to 52-46 late in the game.Sophomore guard Ashley Corral said the team changed up its defensive focus after halftime and keyed in on Arizona State guard Danielle Orsillo.“Just little things like being late on screens, getting hit on screens — we focused on that and executed it,” Corral said.The Sun Devils shot 26 percent from the field in the second half.Corral led the Women of Troy with 20 points and three assists. She also added four 3-pointers to further her school record for threes made in a season. Dunham added seven points, six rebounds and some gritty defense down low.“I think I was outweighed by quite a bit, but I tried to use [my] muscle to bang around down low and try to shut them down,” she said.Freshman forward Christina Marinacci finished with nine points and seven rebounds. Senior forward Aarika Hughes chipped in nine points in her final regular season game for USC.“To be among the elites you have to beat the elites, and this was a big, big game,” Cooper said. “It’s always nice to end the season on a positive note because, if you head into a conference championship, you always want to go in on a positive note.”The Women of Troy set their best conference mark since the 2004-2005 season with the victory. Their 18 wins on the season are the most in four years.USC earned a first-round bye in the conference tournament and opens up against Oregon in the quarterfinals at 5 p.m. on Friday. The two teams split the regular-season series.
USC put its best foot forward this past weekend at the UCLA Invitational, winning all three of its games in blowout fashion. In what was to be expected, the team had no trouble with opponents La Verne, Pomona-Pitzer, and Chapman, scoring 20 goals or more in each contest and allowing a combined total of just ten goals. Head coach Jovan Vavic was pleased with the trajectory of the team coming off the season’s first set of games.“Overall I feel that we are getting better,” Vavic said. “Our guys were playing with more poise and intensity as the tournament went on. Our defense I felt was the best of all the teams in the tournament.”One bright spot over the weekend was the official return of team captain Matt Burton, who missed most of last season due to injury. The fifth-year senior scored two goals over the weekend in his first game after a long recovery.“It’s just great. It reminds me of the whole reason I wanted to play water polo,” Burton said. “Just to be there for my teammates, after coming back from injury. It’s come full circle and I couldn’t be more excited to be back in the pool.”Redshirt sophomore goalie Ely Bonilla got the bulk of the playing time while junior goalie James Clarke rested a sore knee. Vavic praised Bonilla’s play, but would not comment on who would be the starter. In fact, the team may use both goalies equally for specific situations.“Ely is a fabulous goalie, but we have two top-caliber goalies,” Burton sad. “We’re looking at possibly having two goalies that we can both utilize in certain situations against certain teams.”Offensively, the standout of the tournament was junior driver Nikola Vavic. The second-leading goal scorer from a year ago, Vavic scored 10 goals combined over the three victories.“Nikola had a really excellent tournament,” Vavic said. “He really was playing the best water polo he has played at USC.”In addition to the three official games, the Men of Troy played in three scrimmages, which gave Vavic a chance to play younger, more inexperienced players.“Some of our younger players who didn’t play a lot last year, they all played and contributed,” Vavic said. “And that’s the best thing. We now know that we have an extra five or six guys that can help us in big games.”While the team clearly had no trouble scoring, coach Vavic still found areas for improvement for the team moving forward.“We have to be more patient on offense and a little bit smarter with our decision making,” Vavic said. “We still made very naïve mistakes, but I attribute that to being tired. We played four games on Sunday, so they were just exhausted.”The Men of Troy will have plenty of time to rest up, as their next game is Saturday against Cal Baptist in the team’s home opener.