Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-062

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 5, 2013
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    Country Square Court Homicide

    Live-in girlfriend arrested.
    • Tuesday
    • February 5, 2013
    • Time: 2:00 AM
    • 8334 Country Square Court
    • Tampa, Florida

    Victim:

    Orlando Rangel-Benitez
    DOB (4/30/84)
    8334 Country Square Ct.
    Tampa, FL 33615

    Arrested:


    Luz Maribel Myers
    DOB (8/26/77)
    8334 Country Square Ct.
    Tampa, FL 33615

    Charged with Manslaughter with a Weapon

    Details:

    On February 5, 2013, at approximately 2 a.m. deputies responded to the home at 8334 Country Square Court in Tampa, after receiving a 911 call about a man who had been stabbed. When they got to the apartment, they heard commotion inside, and forced their way inside the home to check on the welfare of those inside. Investigators discovered Orlando Rangel-Benitez had been stabbed. Paramedics later pronounced him dead at the scene. Rangel-Benitez' live-in girlfriend was also at the apartment. Detectives believe the two got into an argument, which escalated into Myers stabbing Rangel-Benitez once in the chest.

    Myers was taken into custody and arrested on a charge of Manslaughter With A Weapon.

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