OCOEE, Fla. - A man who admitted he was involved in an Orange County slaying was in court Wednesday, hoping to be set free on bail.
Despite his promise, Ciceron, 29, could not convince the judge to let him out on $10,000 bond until he testifies against Bessman Okafor, Donnell Godfrey and Emmanuel Wallace, who are each accused of murder.
Ciceron said he kept a lookout while Okafor killed Alex Zaldivar and shot two others during a home invasion in Ocoee last year. Zaldivar was a witness who was set to testify against Okafor in a home invasion case.
Brienna and Remington Campos survived after being shot during the alleged coverup plot.
Parents Alfonso and Deanna Campos said they were afraid Ciceron would get bail.
Ciceron is a key witness against Okafor, Godfrey and Wallace.
Ciceron agreed to testify against his co-defendants, and he's pleaded guilty to being the lookout in an armed burglary, which is a felony.
Deanna Campos, the other two shooting victim's mother, said, "It would have been a continued injustice for our family, for the kids. It's a never-ending movie that plays in your head, and to let somebody out knowing what happened and having to live with it would have been so unfair."
"What could happen to him? The same thing that happened to our children. Make the case go longer. What's to stop him from simply disappearing?” said Alfonso Campos.
The trials for those involved are set for next year.
The parents said their children aren't ready to go to counseling because they're not ready to talk about the attack and said the emotions are still too raw.
"They're coping. It's hard. They lost their best friend. They don't sleep. Twelve to 5 a.m., they’re awake," Deanna Campos said.
Their parents said Brienna Campos and Remington Campos are still very much determined to testify against Okafor and the other accused gunmen.