Broward News

Lineten Belizaire Accused of Killing Three People, Leaving His Infant in Apartment with Bodies

Father's Day isn't until June, but a strong candidate for father of the year has emerged in 20-year-old Lineten Belizaire, whom police arrested early Sunday in connection with last week's triple homicide in Lauderdale Lakes.


Police say Belizaire shot and killed 21-year-old Octavia Barnett, 25-year-old Natasha Plummer, and Plummer's 6-month-old son last weekend but didn't harm an 11-month-old child that he fathered with Barnett. What a fella.


The scene was discovered by the murdered child's father, according to a Broward County Sheriff's Office release that probably undersells the situation in saying the man "realized when he went inside the apartment that something was amiss."

Police tracked down Belizaire to his girlfriend's house on the 1800 block of NW 94th Street in Miami after initially looking for him in Fort Myers. According to Miami-Dade court records, Belizaire was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm in 2008, but the case was dropped. We're looking for more documents; stay tuned for further information.


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