Spanish citizen found guilty of triple murder in Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida jury has convicted a man for three murders in a case that is being closed watched in Spain.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported that after 22 hours of deliberation a jury found Pablo Ibar guilty on Saturday.
Ibar had previously been convicted of the 1994 murders of Casimir Sucharski, Sharon Anderson and Marie Rogers. A surveillance camera in Sucharski’s Miramar home had captured the fatal shootings.
The state Supreme Court in 2016 granted a request for a retrial. The court concluded that Ibar’s lawyer should have hired an expert to question whether the murderer in a grainy surveillance camera video was actually Ibar.
Ibar was born in South Florida to a Spanish jai-alai player and only took Spanish citizenship after being initially convicted in 2000.