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Join the Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime chapter at an author signing event at the Pinellas Park Library on Saturday, January 29, 2-4 pm at the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library,[masked]nd St. N., Pinellas Park, FL
Our member authors will be on hand to greet the public, sell and sign their books, and share a panel discussion on “Coastal Crimes – There’s Something in the Water.” We hope to see you there!
Here comes the Judge. The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of Sisters in Crime is pleased to announce the featured speaker at the February 5, 2022, meeting will be Judge Lee E. Haworth. The meeting will be held at the Fruitville Public Library, 100 Apex Road · Sarasota, Florida
Judge Lee E. Haworth was born and raised in our area. After attending law school, he went to work for the State Prosecutor’s office where he became chief prosecutor in just four years and went on to join the Circuit Court bench. Then came the first Gulf War. During that conflict, Judge Haworth, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, was deployed to Kuwait City (an active war zone) to help repatriate prisoners of war through Saudi Arabia and back to Iraq, where they would be tried for their crimes. Following the first Gulf war, he returned to Florida and resumed a “normal’ career as a Circuit Court Judge until the 2007 recession hit. He was appointed Chief Judge during the recession.
Some of the cases Judge Haworth worked on when he was an Assistant State Attorney was John Waterman, John Troy, Glen Chambers Walker family murders, and Henry Lorenzo Payne.
This event is a hybrid in-person and Zoom meeting. There will be a member lunch following the meeting at Gecko’s.