Former Hurricanes soccer participant arrested in 2006 deadly taking pictures of teammate

Authorities in Florida arrested former College of Miami soccer participant Rashaun Jones in connection to the 2006 deadly taking pictures of his teammate Bryan Pata.

Based on a U.S. Marshals Service press launch, Jones, 35, was arrested on Thursday in Ocala on a murder warrant obtained by the Miami-Dade police on Tuesday.

The press launch stated that Pata, 22, was shot and killed on the night time of Nov. 7, 2006, outdoors his Kendall, Florida, residence, after arriving house from soccer observe.

The Related Press reported that Pata was anticipated to be an early choose within the 2007 NFL Draft.

The AP and ESPN reported that Pata had lengthy been suspected of the taking pictures, with witnesses stating Jones and Pata had argued a number of instances earlier than the taking pictures.

Based on officers, witnesses stated Pata had crushed Jones throughout a bodily altercation.

Pata’s brother advised investigators that Jones had threatened to shoot Pata two months earlier than the killing.

Detectives interviewed Jones twice after the taking pictures, who said that he was house and by no means left the night time of Pata’s dying, however investigators discovered that Jones’ cellphone pinged on cell towers close to Pata’s residence the night time of the taking pictures.

ESPN reported that an eyewitness within the taking pictures space picked Jones out of a photograph lineup in 2007 and 2020.

Based on ESPN, Jones’ arrest comes per week on what would have been Pata’s thirty seventh birthday.

Jones is at the moment being held in Marion County, awaiting extradition to Miami-Dade.

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