ORLANDO, Fla. — Six New York residents have been charged for their involvement in a drug conspiracy that led to the deaths of a Central Florida couple and a third person who was traveling with them.
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According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York, two of the six defendants robbed and murdered Miguel Anthony Valentin-Colon, Nicole Marie Merced-Plaud, and Dhamyl Roman-Audiffred in mid-September last year.
The 3-year-old son of Valentin-Colon and Merced-Plaud was found alone in a box on a stranger’s porch nearby. He was later reunited with relatives in Central Florida.
According to the FBI, Buffalo residents Jariel Cobb, 47, and Deandre Wilson, 49, are accused of committing the murders and working with a third person, 38-year-old James Reed, to burn the bodies and the van the group had driven to Buffalo.
According to a 24-count indictment handed down by a grand jury, Cobb, Wilson, Reed and the other three defendants are accused of selling a variety of drugs in the Buffalo area between 2014 and September 2019.
“Evidence has been recovered from the depths of Lake Erie to the cloud at Google, and just about every place in between,” U.S Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. said about the investigation.
Kennedy says the Department of Justice has submitted the cases against Cobb and Wilson to its capital case review process for consideration of the death penalty.
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