The Miami Herald reported that a 22-year-old man, on probation for a felon in possession of a firearm charge, has been arrested for the murder of a state corrections officer and her toddler son in Miami.
The accused was denied bond in court Wednesday on two charges of first-degree murder, as well as other felony charges.
The 22-year-old is being charged with the murder of a state corrections officer and her 2-year-old son after he allegedly fired several rounds from a high-powered assault rifle into the corrections officer's home. Likely a case of "wrong place, wrong time," it is alleged that the accused shooter did not intend to shoot the victims but somebody else.
Given his prior record, this accused person will likely be designated a habitual felony offender.
It is unclear as to whether the State Attorney's Office will be seeking the death penalty.
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