Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Cops: Killer Used Facebook To Lure Prey

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A Florida teenager was lured to his death by a romantic rival using a fake Facebook profile, authorities say.

Jason Rodriguez, 19, a student at Valencia College, was shot in the head and neck Feb. 2 and died a week later.

Israel Nieves, 18, charged with murder, is being held without bond at the Orange County Jail. He also is charged with raping his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend last fall and having sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on Facebook, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Rodriguez began dating Nieves’ ex-girlfriend in January, court records said. But he also met what he believed to be another woman named “Ty Ann” on Facebook.

They began texting and e-mailing and spoke by phone and video chat, with a friend of Nieves allegedly impersonating Ty Ann, police say.

After two weeks of communication, Rodriguez drove to a house outside Orlando to meet the woman.

A witness driving by said he saw a masked gunman shoot into the victim’s car.

Tracked down months later, Nieves denied the killing but admitted creating the false profile to frighten Rodriguez and prove to his ex-girlfriend that Rodriguez was cheating on her, police records said. He also denies the sex charges.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Cops: Killer Used Facebook To Lure Prey”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.