Accused Murderer Behind Bars Again After Posting $70K Bond, Must Undergo Mental Health Evaluation
BROOKSVILLE – The manager of a local gambling establishment who shot and killed his nephew earlier this month is back behind bars.
The incident occurred on Saturday, September 16th, at Lucky Fish Sweepstakes located in the Northcliff Plaza on Northcliffe Blvd (Northcliff(e) is spelled both ways). Officials say 56-year-old Roger Vazquez shot Raymond Correa during a verbal argument, while Correa tried convincing his uncle to stop waving a firearm around. Vazquez shot his nephew multiple times and he died at the scene. (CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL STORY)
News of the shooting shocked local residents, but they were even more outraged to find out that Vazquez posted a $70,000 bond, just one day after the deadly attack. But the suspect’s freedom was short lived, because a judge ordered Vazquez return to jail on Tuesday, and this time he is held without bond.
We have not received a response from the State Attorney’s Office on exactly why Vazquez’s bond was revoked, but according to the Hernando County Clerk’s website, Judge Stephen Toner Jr. ordered Vazquez be jailed after his release from Springbrook Hospital, a local mental health facility. Vazquez will be forced to undergo a mental evaluation to determine if he is fit to stand trial.
A bond hearing was scheduled for today, but the outcome of that hearing is unknown.
Vazquez is expected to appear in court again on October 10th at 8:30 a.m.
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