• Third arrest made in connection to Ocoee execution-style slaying


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police have made another arrest in the execution-style killing of an Ocoee man.

    Nesly Ciceron, 29, was arrested Tuesday, according to the Orlando Police Department.

    In a release to WFTV, investigators said, "Nesly is being charged with being a principal in the first degree as it is related to the planning and carrying out of the murder of Alex Zaldivar."

    However, authorities wouldn’t say what evidence they have against Ciceron. They did say he's not the last person they're going to arrest in the case.

    Zaldivar was scheduled to testify as a victim against Bessman Okafor and Nolan Bernard, both defendants in a previous home invasion at the same home.

    In September, gunmen kicked in the front door of the Ocoee home where Zaldivar, 19, lived with two friends, Brienna Campos and her brother, Remington, according to investigators.

    Investigators believe a group dragged Zaldivar out of bed and shot him, execution-style, because he was a key witness scheduled to testify against Okafor and Bernard the next day.

    “These guys are natural born killers,” said Zaldivar’s father, Rafael Zaldivar. “They don't care. They wake up in the morning and rob you and steal from you and kill you if they have to. And that's what they did to Alex.”

    Investigators said Okafor, who was indicted Tuesday in Zaldivar's killing, will face the death penalty.

    “Whoever participated before or after Alex Zaldivar's homicide, they're going to get charged with a crime,” said Detective Mike Moreschi. “They're going to get charged with murder if they participated. They're going to get charged with murder if they covered up.”

    Okafor's mother has been arrested for allegedly trying to bribe the witnesses. Okafor’s girlfriend was also arrested, accused of lying to investigators, and his brother has been arrested in connection to the alleged cover-up.

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