The public defender of the Florida school shooter described him as a "child" who lacked the "impulse control" to deal with the traumatic death of his adoptive mother last year.
Julie Banderas joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 2005 and currently serves as a New York-based correspondent. She is also a rotating anchor for FOX Report (Saturdays 7PM/ET) and America's News HQ (Saturdays 1PM/ET).
Most recently, Banderas provided live coverage of the 2013 New York City mayoral race, the crash landing of Southwest Flight 345 at LaGuardia Airport (LGA), the inauguration of Pope Francis and Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, she has contributed to health and wellness stories for the network.
During her tenure at FNC, Banderas has reported on several big stories, including Hurricane Dennis in 2005, the disappearance of U.S. student Natalee Holloway who went missing in Aruba in 2005, the legal case of Terri Schiavo from Florida and the murder of 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford by a registered sex offender.
Prior to joining FNC, Banderas was the weekend anchor at WNYW-TV (FOX 5) in New York, NY and also served as an anchor for several local news stations, including WFSB-TV (CBS 3) in Hartford, CT, WHSV-TV (ABC 3) in Harrisonburg, VA and WBRE-TV (NBC 11) in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She began her career at WLVI-TV (CW 56) in Boston, MA.
In 2004, Banderas was awarded the "Outstanding Single Newscast" Emmy award for her coverage of the Republican National Convention. She graduated from Emerson College with a B.S. in broadcast journalism.
Stories from Julie Banderas
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to interview President Trump is a sign that Mueller is desperate and doesn't have a case to make against the president.
Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany rebutted Democrats' claims the special counsel investigation into possible Trump-Russia collusion may eventually bear fruit.
More violent protests are expected Saturday night in St. Louis as demonstrators protest the acquittal of a white officer charged with murdering a black man after a car chase.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) gave his first prison interviews to a Chicago magazine and an NBC affiliate, Trace Gallagher reported.
The Trump administration announced on Tuesday it is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) blasted reported price-gouging businesses in South Florida for taking advantage of Hurricane Irma's impending landfall.
Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North called the MS-13 gang the "ISIS of the Western Hemisphere."
Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker disagrees with many of his fellow Republicans on President Trump's infamous Twitter account.
On "America's News HQ" today, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said President Trump's controversial tweets about the "Morning Joe" co-hosts were simply a response to their personal attacks on him.
CNN reporter Jim Acosta confronted White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today over cameras not being allowed at the briefing.
Venezuela's socialist leader blasted President Trump, blaming America for his country's continued economic collapse.