A 37-year-old Puerto Rican is identified by authorities as having killed another 75-year-old Puerto Rican with whom he had recently moved to a residence in the city of Cocoa, Florida, multiple local media reported. Gave.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, John Ortizo went home last sunday John NunezBut, the next morning, the suspect allegedly hit the victim several times with an ax until she died.
Officers began an investigation after calling 9-1-1 that one man had confessed to the murder.
When officers arrived at the home on West Ridgewood Drive around 11:00 a.m. Monday, Ortiz was trying to hide the body of the deceased in the backyard of the house.Sheriff’s Office said.
The defendant was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence. At present he is in jail without bail.
victim’s son Rosario Nunezdescribed him as “a great father” who lived a “long and happy” life. The man, who was the grandfather of four grandchildren, would have turned 76 in July.
“I know how my dad was. He was a typical Puerto Rican. If he found out you were Puerto Rican and treated you like family. He treated you right as long as you told him not to. No reason given.”Rosario Nunez told Fox 35 Orlando,
In addition, he remarked that his mother, the wife of Juan Nez, had recently died after 48 years of marriage. So it was that his father decided to relocate and rent out a room in his house in Coco.
In this sequence, he will meet Ortiz. However, according to the son, his father only spoke directly with the suspect’s wife and according to his version, they never reached an agreement to be with the man.
“It wasn’t a done deal. So, they weren’t roommates. All they did was talk.”Rosario Nunez retained.
He indicated that the alleged assailant had come to the residence during last Sunday night. Hours later, the tragedy had already been struck.
“There’s no reason. You don’t do this to a dog. You’re lucky I’m in custody because I’m not a violent person. But you don’t do that to people’s families. That’s just what’s wrong.”He added in an interview with WESH.
Son assured that he would not be “silent” on the subject and would continue until Ortiz was convicted.
Investigators are still trying to ascertain the cause of the murder.