Former Teammate Rashuan Jones Arrested In Murder Of UM Star Bryan Pata, 15 Years Later

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After 15 agelong years, an apprehension has been made successful the execution of erstwhile Miami Hurricanes antiaircraft backmost Bryan Pata who was changeable and killed extracurricular of his Kendall flat successful 2006.

According to Miami-Dade constabulary homicide detective Juan Segovia, Pata’s erstwhile teammate Rashuan Jones, a erstwhile UM antiaircraft back, is present nether apprehension and charged with his murder.

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“As a effect of 15 years of investigation, countless hours, galore interviews, and credible enactment done by countless detectives with the assistance and collaboration of the State Attorney’s bureau who were capable to get an apprehension warrant charging Rashaun Jones with archetypal grade murder,” said Segovia successful a societal media station announcing the arrest. “As a effect of that warrant being signed, the US Marshal work was capable to find Rashaun Jones and instrumentality him into custody and helium was subsequently arrested for a first-degree murder, and helium is present awaiting extradition backmost to Miami Dade County for prosecution.”

Miami-Dade constabulary arrested Jones connected Thursday successful Marion County, according to CBS4 News spouse the Miami Herald.

Pata was changeable and killed successful the parking batch of his flat analyzable connected November 6, 2006, pursuing a Hurricanes shot practice. He was 22 years old.

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“Bryan Pata was a young antheral who was not lone a section precocious schoolhouse shot hero, but helium was besides a precise bully player, and a precise well-known subordinate astatine the University of Miami,” said Segovia. “One of the challenges of investigating a lawsuit similar this, with a unfortunate similar Bryan Pata, is that Bryan Pata’s full satellite revolved astir shot and his family. So, it’s not similar helium had a batch of enemies. He wasn’t progressive successful immoderate transgression elements. He was a young antheral who was looking guardant to a aboriginal successful the NFL. That’s each helium wanted to do, play shot successful the National Football League. He wanted to instrumentality attraction of his household 1 day, helium wanted to instrumentality attraction of his mom, sisters, and his brothers and that’s each helium ever talked about. And that’s each helium ever aspired to bash successful his life.”

Segovia said lengthy investigations similar this are unsocial due to the fact that determination is nary statute of regulation for homicide, and cipher ever gave up.

“The assemblage ne'er stopped contacting america and adjacent if we get 1,000 tips, but lone 1 of them was the 1 that really enactment the pieces together. That’s what it took. And that’s precisely what happened successful this case,” helium explained.

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“I tin lone anticipation that this brings the Pata household a small spot of closure, a small spot of satisfaction, knowing that astatine slightest the idiosyncratic who took Bryan’s beingness is present successful custody and volition beryllium facing charges.”

CBSMiami.com Team

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