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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We have not received a response from the State Attorney’s Office on exactly why Vazquez’s bond was revoked, but according to the Hernando County Clerk’s website, Judge Stephen Toner Jr.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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  • Now, much to the dismay of the trolls here, I feel like that man paid the HUGE bond, he SHOULD get it BACK, since they didn’t have a problem till he paid, of course. It’s THINGS LIKE THAT, that make the cops and judges, even worse criminals. I don’t think the fella has a record even, but the whole justice system.. I mean.., INDUSTRY, ruins lives everyday. I’ve talked to the guy, even actin like an asshole after losing, and the guy was sensible when he told me not to be an ass or I couldn’t come back. Why doesnt sum1 who ISNT tryna decide, if they can squeeze more $ from him in prison or on probation, sumone who ISNT tryna use everything against him, ask the man, what he was goin thru. I don’t think he a cold killer, he musta just been going thru sum stuff, and messed up, bad…

    Saturday, 29 September 2018, 2:50 am
  • thats a justice system for ya! lets see if the judge wakes up this time and keeps the prick in jail til hes put to prison where he belongs!

    Thursday, 27 September 2018, 8:49 pm
  • Osama well said spot on that’s the truth how disgusting it is, the whole thing is a revolving door, like playing a game just keep collecting the money play the game collect the money whatever you can do I guess you’d call it a classic case of what double-dipping on the part of the feds that’s probably an understatement absolutely ludicrous

    Thursday, 27 September 2018, 1:43 pm
  • So catch and release applies to alleged murders too, who knew.

    Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12:43 pm
  • Judge Toner, you finally did the right thing. I think…What he did was cold blooded first degree murder. This crap about mental health evaluation is pure BS. Put him in prison, the other inmates will evaluate him. Judge Toner, get another job or retire.

    Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:00 am
    • Couldn’t have said it better myself. The mental health card is complete and a judge with any kind of sense will see right through that. A family is in shambles, heartbroken and will never be the same. Cold blooded first degree murder, indeed. I hope he serves max sentence and dies on the last day.

      Thursday, 27 September 2018, 8:13 pm
  • There is the government for you. Let him pay us for bond, let him out, then arrest his a** again. In this case im not even mad at them.

    Thursday, 27 September 2018, 9:11 am
  • This is horrible hey should let this man go free.

    Thursday, 27 September 2018, 4:57 am
    • They should let him empty a clip on you and then decide if he’s really crazy or not

      Thursday, 27 September 2018, 11:42 am
  • Well somebody deserves a kit kat bar! Never should have been let out!

    Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 11:13 pm
  • This guy was re-arrested yesterday

    Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:39 pm
  • This piece of should not even be allowed out on bond and as far as the mental institution goes just throw his ass in prison and that might take care of him. Or even the death penalty. so sick and tired of hearing these people doing like this and getting out of jail only to commit more more crimes mental institutions don’t make this community safe at all. one day someone’s going to end up shooting him and then that person will end up in prison even if it would be self-defense. I know this sounds harsh but the actions of these individuals are not going to get any better they can play the system.

    Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 9:33 pm

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