Thursday, August 11, 2011

Deputy Vincent Marino-Vitani Acquitted of Speeding Charge

Brevard County Deputy Vincent Marino-Vitani was acquitted of a speeding charge by Brevard County Judge Kelly Jo McKibben yesterday. 

The case was a civil traffic infraction and the deputy never faced jail time. Court records show that the case had been continued by the State Attorney's Office several times, and it was ordered on April 8, 2011 that the State Attorney's Office would not be given any more continuances in the case.

The basis for the acquittal was the lack of eyewitnesses that could definitively place the deputy behind the wheel when his cruiser hit and killed Henrietta Strong, age 65, on State Road 520 in Cocoa nearly a year ago.