Man accused of killing veteran, 87, commits suicide, officials say

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A man who was arrested on charges of killing an 87-year-old veteran, was found unresponsive inside the Orange County Jail, officials said Friday.

Authorities said Edward Marrero was taken to a hospital where he died. They believe he committed suicide. Officials said he was not on suicide watch. 

Marrero, 23, was denied bail Tuesday after he was charged with murder in the death of Wallace Worman, investigators said.  

Photos: Vigil for slain Casselberry man

Worman’s body was found shot to death inside his bedroom on Norwich Court in Casselberry, authorities said.

On Friday, deputies released a timeline of events leading to Worman’s death.

They said just before 5 p.m. Sunday, Marrero carjacked Worman in the parking lot of Boston’s Fish House on Aloma Avenue in Winter Park.

Marrero drove Wormon to his home on Norwich Court, robbed him of cash and credit cards and shot him in the head, deputies said.

An image from a toll plaza on State Road 417 at Red Bug Lake Road showed Marrero in the stolen Infinity, deputies said.

 

 

Read: Man charged with murder denied bail in veteran's death

They said another surveiallance picture showed Marrero at a Publix using Worman’s cellphone.

The next day, Marrero was spotted by an Orange County deputy on Central Boulevard and Garland Avenue in Orlando.

Seminole County deputies found Worman’s cash, credit cards and the gun used to commit the shooting inside the car.

Marrero driving through toll in victim's car
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Marrero in Publix with victim's cellphone
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Loved one said Worman was a veteran and an active church member.

Records show that Marrero had 13 arrests in Orange County, dating back to 2012.

Court records show that Marrero was out on bail, following an arrest two weeks ago.

State records show Marrero also served a year and half in prison, starting in 2015.

Photos: Homicide investigation at Wallace Worman's home

 

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