Homeless man charged with Disney town murder
Published 08/12/2010 | 05:00
A homeless man was charged yesterday with beating and strangling a man in what was the first homicide in Celebration, Disney's planned central Florida community.
An Osceola County Sheriff's spokeswoman said detectives arrested David-Israel Murillo (28) and charged him with first-degree murder in the death of Matteo Giovanditto (58) who was killed on November 24. Mr Giovanditto was known to counsel the homeless and transient, the spokewoman said.
"He got what he deserved," Murillo said as he was escorted out of the sheriff's office yesterday.
When asked if Mr Giovanditto had tried to have sex with him, Murillo said: "Tried to, and I believe he tried to put something in my drink."