Former UM Football Player Rashaun Jones, Accused In Murder Of Teammate Bryan Pata, Now In Miami Jail

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Former Miami Hurricanes shot subordinate Reshaun Jones, who is accused of the execution of his teammate Bryan Pata 15 years ago, arrived Thursday astatine the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center successful Miami.

Rashaun Jones, 35, was arrested connected August 19th successful Marion County. He faces a first-degree execution charge.

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Pata was changeable and killed successful the parking batch of his Kendall flat analyzable connected November 7, 2006, pursuing a Hurricanes shot practice. He was 22 years old.

In a merchandise announcing Jones’ arrest, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office explained constabulary learned done galore interviews that Pata allegedly had erstwhile ongoing issues with Jones including a carnal altercation wherever Pata bushed Jones.

Two months earlier Pata’s death, helium told his household that Jones had allegedly threatened to sprout him successful the head, however, helium did not study it.

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The State Attorney’s Office besides said that aft Pata’s death, constabulary interviewed Jones and recovered inconsistencies successful his story.

He told investigators helium was location the nighttime of Pata’s death, nevertheless telephone records showed otherwise.

Jones allegedly utilized a compartment telephone 2 conscionable implicit 2 miles distant from the transgression scene.

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About 2 weeks aft the murder, Pata’s teammates said a supplication implicit a mural that was placed astatine mid-field aft defeating the Boston College Golden Eagles astatine the Orange Bowl Stadium connected November 23, 2006. Rashaun Jones #38 was there, arsenic seen successful this highlighted photo.

File representation of Bryan Pata’s teammates saying a supplication implicit a mural that was placed astatine mid-field astatine the Orange Bowl Stadium connected November 23, 2006. Teammate Rashuan Jones #38 and highlighted successful the photo, was charged with his execution connected August 19, 2021, 15 years aft the crime.
(Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images) Team

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