Arrest made in Disney’s Celebration community slaying

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Arrest made in Disney's Celebration community slaying

This article comes to us from LA Times.

A 28-year-old homeless man has been accused of killing a Celebration, Fla., resident with an ax, the first homicide in the Disney-built community.

Osceola County sheriff’s deputies found David Israel Zenon Murillo of Kissimmee on Sunday. Officials arrested him on charges of dealing in stolen property after they said he tried to sell coins belonging to the victim, 58-year-old Matteo Patrick Giovanditto.

Authorities on Monday added a first-degree murder charge. Until Giovanditto’s killing, there had never been a homicide in the planned community south of Orlando, which began accepting residents in 1996.

As deputies escorted Murillo through the sheriff’s office, he told reporters that “Giovanditto was a sick man and he got what he deserved.”

Murillo accused Giovanditto of drugging him to sexually assault him. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Twis Lizasuain declined to provide specifics about the men’s one-year relationship.

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Arrest made in Disney's Celebration community slaying


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