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DNA technique leads to break in Coral Springs homicide case

Coral Springs police had a complicated and unwieldy case on their hands in 2011, after restaurant worker Michael Todd Hamilton, 31, was stabbed multiple times and died in his apartment.

Out of hundreds of witnesses and persons of interest, more than 40 people had given detectives their DNA to compare to evidence left behind at the bloody crime scene.

“The investigation took us in many different directions,” Detective Sgt. Scott Myers, who oversaw the case, said during a press conference Monday. Last week, the agency made the second arrest in the capital homicide case that it said will be presented to a Broward County grand jury.

It took several years to isolate and identify suspects’ blood from what was found in Hamilton’s apartment in the 9800 block of Northwest 33rd Street.

2 arrested in Coral Springs man’s 2011 murder – 7News – WSVN

CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – A break in the 2011 case of a man found stabbed to death in his Coral Springs apartment has led to the arrest of two men.

Jason Martinez and Kadian Roper remain at the Broward County Jail charged with premeditated first-degree murder in connection to the July 2011 murder of Michael Hamilton.

Officials and the victim’s family addressed reporters on Monday. “The arrest of these two subjects has made our community a lot safer, and for that we are all eternally grateful,” said Coral Springs Police Deputy Chief Sean Becker.

Hamilton’s mother, Kathy Green, remembers the moment police called her. “On July 10, 2011, I received a call from Detective Koenig informing me that my only son, Michael Todd Hamilton, had been found murdered in his apartment in Coral Springs,” she said. “No one is ever prepared for that call.”

Detectives believe the suspects’ motive was robbery. Investigators said

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2 arrested in Coral Springs man’s 2011 murder – WSVN 7News … – 7News – WSVN

CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – A break in the 2011 case of a man found stabbed to death in his Coral Springs apartment has led to the arrest of two men.

Jason Martinez and Kadian Roper remain at the Broward County Jail charged with premeditated first-degree murder in connection to the July 2011 murder of Michael Hamilton.

Officials and the victim’s family addressed reporters on Monday. “The arrest of these two subjects has made our community a lot safer, and for that we are all eternally grateful,” said Coral Springs Police Deputy Chief Sean Becker.

Hamilton’s mother, Kathy Green, remembers the moment police called her. “On July 10, 2011, I received a call from Detective Koenig informing me that my only son, Michael Todd Hamilton, had been found murdered in his apartment in Coral Springs,” she said. “No one is ever prepared for that call.”

Detectives believe the suspects’ motive was robbery. Investigators said

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DNA links second man to Coral Springs murder case, police say

After a six-year investigation, DNA recovered from spit and a juice bottle linked two men to the murder of a Coral Springs man, court documents say.

Jason David Martinez, 28, of New York, was arrested there in October and extradited to Broward County in February on suspicion of committing the 2011 stabbing murder of Michael Hamilton, 31, of Coral Springs.

Kadian Andre Garfield Roper, 37, of Coral Springs, was taken into custody Wednesday for the same offense. Both men are being held without bond in a Broward County jail.

Hamilton was last seen alive at 8: 30 p.m. July 9, 2011, at the apartment he shared with a roommate in the 9800 block of Northwest 33rd Street.

4 bodies found in southeast Colorado Springs ruled a murder-suicide

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Colorado Springs police are investigating the death of two adults and two kids. The El Paso County Coroner’s Office stated everyone died from gunshot wounds and that the manner of deaths have been ruled a murder-suicide.

Lt. Howard Black with CSPD says officers were asked to do a welfare check at a home at the El Morro Mobile Estates off El Morro Road Tuesday night.

“Upon arrival what they found was a horrific crime scene. We have one adult male, one adult female and two young children dead at the scene,” Black said.

Black told 11 News there’s no risk to the public, but declined to elaborate.

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section/Homicide Unit also responded to the scene.

“These are the difficulties of being a police officer — you see some of

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Man, woman and 2 kids found dead in Colorado Springs home

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Authorities say four people, including two young children, were found dead of an apparent triple murder and suicide at a home in Colorado Springs.

The Gazette reported 5-year-old Laela Badillo, 8-year-old Rodolfo Badillo Jr. and 26-year-old Lucero Castillo died of gunshot wounds, and their deaths have been ruled homicides. Police suspect 29-year-old Rodolfo Alcantara, the fourth person found dead in the home, shot himself after killing the other three victims.

Police Lt. Howard Black says the bodies were found Tuesday night when officers were asked to do a welfare check at a home. He did not say how the four were related. No other details were released.

Neighbor Frances Bonilla, whose 8-year-old child played at the home, says they “looked like a nice little family,” making the news of the deaths all the more shocking.

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2 adults, 2 children found dead in Colorado Springs home

No information was available Wednesday morning about the cause of deaths, and police have not named any suspects. Black said in a released statement that there’s no risk to the public, but he did not elaborate.

Neighbors were stunned by the news. They said the family, with a young daughter and son, seemed nice.

It was the fun house, especially during summer when kids would gather there to jump on the trampoline, ride a child-sized ATV and play video games, said neighbor Frances Bonilla, whose 8-year-old child played there.

“They had all the games, and kids would go there to play with them. They were really nice to all of the kids,” Bonilla said. “My daughter told me the mom can make a mean Oreo shake.”

She didn’t recall the parents’ names, having interacted mainly with the daughter she estimated to be 6 and the son estimated to be 9.

They “looked like a nice

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