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May 28, 2014
Steroid user (teen) kills his father
FORT MYERS, Fla. – A Cape Coral teenager will spend six years in prison for killing his father in December 2012. 19-year-old Baron Verzi will also serve three years probation for the stabbing murder of 69-year-old Thomas Verzi. Verzi did not receive a longer sentence because his confession was declared inadmissible because he wasn’t read his Miranda Rights before talking to police. Witnesses say the father had been injecting his son with steroids and that steroids were found in the home. According to a probable cause affidavit, officers say Baron’s brother in Orlando, Thomas Verzi, Jr., called police to check on his father’s well-being. They say Thomas, Jr. described Baron as acting strange and said Baron told him “dad was dead”. Investigators entered the house and found the teen’s father lying in the family room in a pool of blood. http://www.jrn.com/fox4now/news/Prison-for-Cape-Coral-teen-who-killed-his-father-260950211.html