A Florida man has been convicted of murdering his ex in a bank drive-in just days after saying his final goodbyes. The jury reached its verdict after a seven-day preliminary investigation in which investigators presented evidence of the man’s excessive behavior and the risk of cruelty to the victim
By this time the person in question, 25, had ended a friendship with a 32-year-old man in the case. According to a court announcement, the man continued to rock and stalk his ex in the days leading up to her murder. He had sent her a series of instant messages, many of them condescending. He was again seen driving to conventions at his home and workplace.
At the time of the murder, the injured victim was queuing at a drive-thru bank when the defendant pulled up behind her. He then fled in his car to his car window. During the time the victim got out of his window, the defendant shot him several times in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police arrested the defendant shortly after the murder. He has been cared for ever since.
Initially, investigators found evidence of defendant’s emotional reactions and risk of cruelty on the killer with declarations from observers who saw defendant’s manner was shot through and the victim’s car also arrived.
Defense counsel argued that the defendant was not guilty of murder because he acted in his strong interest. The lawyer also said that the prosecutor had planned, not to kill her ex-husband, but to intimidate him.