OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - Eyewitness News obtained hundreds of court documents that detailed a gruesome murder of Eric Roopnarine and several other shootings in Osceola
County this summer.
Eyewitness News learned a $10,000 car insurance payout may have turned Roopnarine into an actual target.
Hundreds of pages of evidence were released in the case against four suspects accused of murder
Most of the documents detail interviews and confessions of Konrad Schafer, David Damus, Victoria Rios and Juan Muriel.
All told the same basic story about the robbery and murder of 22-year-old Roopnarine
WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said based on the
"This is a very strong prosecution case
In a detailed account Rios allegedly told investigators that the four suspects went to the victim's home intending to rob and kill him and using a ruse that Rios was a prostitute.
She said she stood at a door and watched Damus shoot Roopnarine and then Schafer stab him.
Rios is also facing murder charges.
"Doesn't mean she participated in the actual murder but she participated in the underlying felony that makes her just as guilty as the person who pulled the trigger or did the stabbing," Sheaffer said.
Muriel is also charged with
The report said the victim begged for his life after turning over
The main discrepancy in the four confessions is that both the suspects who are accused of the actual killing denied their rolls and pointed fingers at each other.
Documents also gave some new insight into Shafer's
In an interview with police, Lothar Schafer told officers he bought a highpoint rifle because his son was reportedly having problems with people in Poinciana.
That weapon and ammunition are what police believe the teens ultimately used to kill Roopnarine.