Orlando Local Kills Girlfriend and Two By Standers
Posted on 04/26/10
Maisonet-Maldonado is in serious condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries. He faces charges for murder, vehicular homicide and running from deputies.
On Sunday, there was a memorial at Jay Blanchard Park for 35-year-old Berlitz Alvelo. Orange County sheriff’s investigators said the day before her boyfriend, 25-year-old Jose Maisonet-Maldonado stabbed her in the park, and ran over her body with his car.
Alvelo called 911 before she died.
“He called my grandmother and he told her what he did,” said Ariannette Alvelo, victim’s niece.
When deputies caught up with Maisonet-Maldonado, he led them on a chase that ended on Colonial Drive near Interstate-4.
The suspect crashed his white BMW into a red, two-door and another car that was damaged beyond recognition.
Amanda Taylor and Franschesca Jeffrey were each inside one of the vehicles and were killed.
“My heart also goes out to others who lost their loves one. They also lost their loved ones too,” said Alvelo.
Family members said the couple had a violent, five-year-long relationship. Those who live near the couple’s Curry Ford home told Eyewitness News they heard the couple fight all the time and the police were called to their home several times.
“I’m not angry with him because the law will deal with him properly,” said Alvelo, victim’s niece.
The family of the woman killed in the crash, Amanda Taylor, released a statement about her death.
Her brother said she was, “a loving woman, who adored her family and friends. She worked at Florida Hospital, and cared about others, and she will be deeply missed.”
Taylor just celebrated her 28th birthday last Tuesday.
Maisonet-Maldonado has been arrested for battery and domestic violence in the past. In 2005, he was accused of beating his girlfriend with a hammer outside a convenience store off Dean Road in East Orange County. It is not known if the alleged victim in that case was Berlitz Alvelo.
Now, he faces first-degree murder charges and two count of vehicular homicide.
Source (article): WFTV
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