Deputies still seek homeowner for questioning

Published February 17, 2007

Joseph Anthony Crawley was still wanted for questioning Friday after a slaying at his home on Lake Drive early Thursday morning. Edward Neil Clark, 41, was found dead in front of the home, apparently from a gunshot wound. Sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin previously said Crawley was not a suspect, but on Friday he said, "I'm backing away from that statement." Those with information on the case may call Detective Kevin Macomber at 1-800-854-2862, ext. 7462.

Neo-Nazi requests standby counsel

Neo-Nazi John Allen Ditullio Jr., facing trial for the Teak Street stabbings that left one dead, decided he needs help defending himself after all. He asked a judge on Friday to let him use a typewriter in the county jail to type up his motions. "I have doctor's handwriting," said Ditullio, who dropped out of school in the ninth grade and is still filing handwritten motions from jail. He also wants "standby counsel" to help him with legal tasks he can't perform because he's in jail. Ditullio, 20, will not only represent himself but has refused to give up his right to a speedy trial, set to start April 2. Authorities say a knife-wielding Ditullio attacked Kristofer King and Patricia Wells on March 23, 2006. King, 17, died.

Shakespeare festival continues

The Shakespeare by the River festival continues today and Sunday in Sims Park, the Richey Suncoast Theatre and the New Port Richey Public Library. All events are free. Today's events are: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Birds of Prey from Homosassa Wildlife, Sims Park; 11 a.m. "Shakespeare's Sisters, Shakespeare's Sonnets," talk by Carmine Bell, Ph.D., Peace Hall; Noon to 2 p.m. Sword fights re-enactments, Sims Park; 1 to 3 p.m. Kids Fun, Sims Park; 1 p.m. "The History of the Globe Theatre," talk by Arthur Day, Ph.D, Peace Hall; 2 p.m. Movie, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richey Suncoast Theatre; 4:30 p.m. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Sims Park; 7:30 p.m. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Richey Suncoast Theatre; 7:30 p.m. Torchlight Tourney, Sims Park.


Profits from events at a proposed tennis stadium in Pasco County normally will go to a fund run by a Saddlebrook Resorts foundation, a nonprofit organization. In unusual cases, Saddlebrook owner Tom Dempsey said, the resort would receive profits if it sponsored a tournament. A story Friday was unclear on these points.