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Monivette Cordeiro


Monivette Cordeiro covers courts, crime and other breaking news for the Orlando Sentinel. She previously worked as a digital content editor and staff writer for the Orlando Weekly, as well as stints at the Winter Haven News-Chief, The Ledger and The Gainesville Sun. She graduated from the University of Florida and is originally from Azusa, Calif.
  • Markeith Loyd’s trial begins Friday in killing of pregnant ex-girlfriend

    Almost three years after deputies say Markeith Loyd fired at his pregnant ex-girlfriend, murdering her and their unborn child, the accused killer will stand trial starting Friday morning at the Orange County Courthouse. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Loyd, 43, who’s accused of first-degree murder in the killing of 24-year-old Sade Dixon, as well as attempted slayings of Dixon’s brothers and mother, the night of Dec. 13, 2016.

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