Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-153

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 10, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Fatal Beating Leads To Two Arrests

    Two suspects have been arrested for beating a victim to death with a baseball bat.
    • Sunday
    • May 9, 2010
    • Time: 2:07 AM
    • 5202 Highway 41 South
    • Ruskin, FL
    Victim:

    Roberto Arredondo DOB 5-27-79 (deceased)
    718 19th Avenue N.E.
    Ruskin, FL

    Suspects:

    Luis Miguel Romero DOB 9-13-93
    505 2nd Street N.W.
    Ruskin, FL
    (Westside Low Life – certified gang member)
    Charges:
    First Degree Murder with a Deadly Weapon
    Robbery
    Battery (Warrant)
    Obstructing or Opposing an Officer without Violence (warrant)
    Possession of Alcohol Beverage (warrant)
    No Valid Driver’s License (warrant)

    Jose Palomo DOB 8-11-91
    13107 Brant Tree Drive
    Riverview, FL
    (Southside – certified gang member)
    Charges:
    First Degree Murder
    Robbery
    Possession of Marijuana



    On May 9, 2010 at approximately 2:07 a.m., the victim was driving his vehicle when he was forced to stop due to the suspect’s vehicle cutting him off. Once stopped, the victim was struck several times with a baseball bat and robbed of his money. The victim died as a result of his injuries. The suspects then fled the scene. The suspects were identified and both admitted to the offense. Both suspects are certified gang members.

    The investigation continues.

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