Daphne Duret

Daphne Duret is a reporter for the Palm Beach Post who covers the criminal courts in Palm Beach County. Daphne, a graduate of Florida International University who also attended Florida State University, was born in Chicago but grew up in Miami. While in college, she worked part-time at The Miami Herald, and after an internship at the Chicago Tribune, she was hired at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where she covered crime. Daphne came to the Post in 2006 and previously covered courts in Martin County.

Latest from Daphne Duret

Miami man guilty of stalking ex-ballerina for 31 years
 It was the night after Christmas in 2011, just before 9 p.m. on Seabreeze Avenue in Palm Beach, and Elizabeth and Mark Schulhof had just returned to their vacation home from a dinner out with their two young sons. Elizabeth Schulhof remembered that she was with her 7-year-old boy and was headed to check on the 12-month old baby she&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

It was the night after Christmas in 2011, just before 9 p.m. on Seabreeze Avenue in Palm Beach, and Elizabeth and Mark Schulhof had just returned to their vacation home from a dinner out with their two young sons. Elizabeth Schulhof remembered that she was with her 7-year-old boy and was headed to check on the 12-month old baby she&rsquo...
EXCLUSIVE: Miami man guilty of stalking ex-ballerina for 31 years
 It was the night after Christmas in 2011, just before 9 p.m. on Seabreeze Avenue in Palm Beach, and Elizabeth and Mark Schulhof had just returned to their vacation home from a dinner out with their two young sons. Elizabeth Schulhof remembered that she was with her 7-year-old boy and was headed to check on the 12-month old baby she&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

It was the night after Christmas in 2011, just before 9 p.m. on Seabreeze Avenue in Palm Beach, and Elizabeth and Mark Schulhof had just returned to their vacation home from a dinner out with their two young sons. Elizabeth Schulhof remembered that she was with her 7-year-old boy and was headed to check on the 12-month old baby she&rsquo...
Raja attorneys can question expert before ‘Stand Your Ground’ hearing
 Attorneys for the now former Palm Beach Gardens police officer who shot and killed stranded motorist Corey Jones will be allowed to question a state expert for a second time ahead of a hearing next month to determine whether the officer qualifies for immunity under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. A judge made the decision...

Posted: 4 days ago

Attorneys for the now former Palm Beach Gardens police officer who shot and killed stranded motorist Corey Jones will be allowed to question a state expert for a second time ahead of a hearing next month to determine whether the officer qualifies for immunity under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. A judge made the decision...
Death penalty dropped against alleged shooter in escort ad killing
 Prosecutors have abandoned their quest for a death sentence against the alleged triggerman in the 2013 murder of a 31-year-old man lured into a robbery after he answered an escort ad on Backpage.com. The decision not to seek the death penalty against 24-year-old Ilmart Christophe in the shooting death of Gustavo Falsetti Cabral comes...

Posted: 6 days ago

Prosecutors have abandoned their quest for a death sentence against the alleged triggerman in the 2013 murder of a 31-year-old man lured into a robbery after he answered an escort ad on Backpage.com. The decision not to seek the death penalty against 24-year-old Ilmart Christophe in the shooting death of Gustavo Falsetti Cabral comes...
Onetime Greenacres cop convicted in HIV exposure case
 Nearly five months after one jury could not decide whether Ervans Saintclair was guilty of exposing a sex partner to HIV without her knowledge, it took another jury less than an hour Wednesday to reject the former Greenacres police officer’s claims that he didn’t know he was infected when he repeatedly had unprotected sex with...

Posted: 10 days ago

Nearly five months after one jury could not decide whether Ervans Saintclair was guilty of exposing a sex partner to HIV without her knowledge, it took another jury less than an hour Wednesday to reject the former Greenacres police officer’s claims that he didn’t know he was infected when he repeatedly had unprotected sex with...
Evidence collected since 1990 murder by killer clown finally unveiled
 It was April 10, 1989, and as attorney Christopher DeSantis walked out of the Palm Beach County courthouse, the husband of a woman whose son DeSantis represented in an aggravated battery case approached him with what he thought was an odd question. If a husband were to kill his wife, the man asked, what would happen to her estate? Read full...

Posted: 10 days ago

It was April 10, 1989, and as attorney Christopher DeSantis walked out of the Palm Beach County courthouse, the husband of a woman whose son DeSantis represented in an aggravated battery case approached him with what he thought was an odd question. If a husband were to kill his wife, the man asked, what would happen to her estate? Read full...
Former Greenacres cop convicted in HIV exposure case
 Nearly five months after a first jury could not decide whether Ervans Saintclair was guilty of exposing a sex partner to HIV without her knowledge, it took a new jury less than an hour Wednesday to reject the former Greenacres police officer’s claims that he didn’t know he was infected when he repeatedly had unprotected sex...

Posted: 11 days ago

Nearly five months after a first jury could not decide whether Ervans Saintclair was guilty of exposing a sex partner to HIV without her knowledge, it took a new jury less than an hour Wednesday to reject the former Greenacres police officer’s claims that he didn’t know he was infected when he repeatedly had unprotected sex...
West Palm man convicted of impersonating cop, pulling over exotic dancer
 Less than six weeks ago, 21-year-old Cristian Leon walked out of a Palm Beach County courtroom a free man after jurors couldn’t decide unanimously whether he was guilty of impersonating a cop two years ago when he allegedly tried to coerce a Clematis Street bar worker into a sex act. He was hoping for the same or better this week, when...

Posted: 18 days ago

Less than six weeks ago, 21-year-old Cristian Leon walked out of a Palm Beach County courtroom a free man after jurors couldn’t decide unanimously whether he was guilty of impersonating a cop two years ago when he allegedly tried to coerce a Clematis Street bar worker into a sex act. He was hoping for the same or better this week, when...
West Palm Beach murder case ends with manslaughter pleas, charge drop
 Two manslaughter pleas and a dropped charge in Palm Beach County court this week have ended the case surrounding the September 2016 fatal shooting of a 46-year-old man police say was killed after a group of men opened fire at a family gathering, then followed him as he fled to execute him. Anthony Jamal Williams, Brandon Deshad Mills and...

Posted: 18 days ago

Two manslaughter pleas and a dropped charge in Palm Beach County court this week have ended the case surrounding the September 2016 fatal shooting of a 46-year-old man police say was killed after a group of men opened fire at a family gathering, then followed him as he fled to execute him. Anthony Jamal Williams, Brandon Deshad Mills and...
Alleged West Palm Beach cop impersonator, on trial again, testifies
 Cristian Leon told detectives two years ago that he was “thinking outside of the box” when he motioned for an exotic dancer to pull over after he claimed she appeared to be driving drunk on Belvedere Road. Prosecutors this week described it another way for a Palm Beach County jury. They say the now 21-year-old West Palm Beach...

Posted: 19 days ago

Cristian Leon told detectives two years ago that he was “thinking outside of the box” when he motioned for an exotic dancer to pull over after he claimed she appeared to be driving drunk on Belvedere Road. Prosecutors this week described it another way for a Palm Beach County jury. They say the now 21-year-old West Palm Beach...
Good Samaritan in purse-snatching case convicted on contempt charge
 The man sitting in Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Laura Johnson’s courtroom in a UPS uniform Thursday wasn’t a criminal. In fact, the people who watched Corey Wyatt chase down a purse-snatcher outside a Boynton Beach Publix last year called the 40-year-old father of two a hero. So how did Wyatt’s connection to the case...

Posted: 20 days ago

The man sitting in Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Laura Johnson’s courtroom in a UPS uniform Thursday wasn’t a criminal. In fact, the people who watched Corey Wyatt chase down a purse-snatcher outside a Boynton Beach Publix last year called the 40-year-old father of two a hero. So how did Wyatt’s connection to the case...