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Florida Sheriff Worker's Killer Formally Charged

The Sun Sentinal via YellowBrix

April 20, 2011

WELLINGTON, FL – A 26-year-old Wellington man charged with the November death of a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office parking enforcement worker was ordered held on $30,000 bond Tuesday.

James A. Schaffner, son of Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue District Chief James Schaffner, was also ordered by Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Krista Marx not to possess alcohol or operate a vehicle.

Schaffner, who turned himself in to the Palm Beach County Jail on Monday, is charged with vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter in the Nov. 28 accident that killed Manuel Velasco, 62, of West Palm Beach.

Velasco worked for the Sheriff’s Office since 2004 and was assigned to Palm Beach International Airport.


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    Irishcop1961

    about 3 years ago

    50506 Comments

    Why the low bail?

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    JBtcso3424

    over 3 years ago

    554 Comments

    Bump wiseass0282 and BADGRUB....$30,000 if for much lower crimes, this should have been at minimun $500,000

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    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10982 Comments

    I find the bond very low. Also there are no details as to what exactly happened. More information is needed on this one.

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    BADGRUB

    over 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    $30,000???? is this a joke or a nightmare????

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    corylovesandrea

    over 3 years ago

    6224 Comments

    Anyone else find the bond amount just a bit low? Hope that justice is served here.

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Hold him accountable for his actions.

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42238 Comments

    Rest In Peace Mr. Velasco. I hope the young Mr. Schaffner gets fried...

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