Jonathan Schuler of West Palm Beach, Florida is accused of fatally shooting his roommate Junior Petit-Bien in their Boynton Beach home on February 3. Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office announced his arrest for first-degree murder on Monday. The press did not name an attorney for him.
According to investigators, Schuler lived with Petit-Bien, 34, at a home in Willow Spring Circle. They are still unsure as to why Schuler allegedly shot and killed Petit-Bien.
Schuler, 32, was already booked into Broward County Jail for the alleged killing of Arcenio Alvarez of Lake Worth last month. Schuler and Alvarez were both working as day laborers at a Deerfield Beach construction site when Schuler allegedly struck and killed Alvarez with a crowbar.
Jonathan Schuler, a West Palm Beach resident and day laborer at a Deerfield Beach construction site, was arrested on March 8 for allegedly attacking and killing his co-worker Arcenio Alvarez of Lake Worth. Schuler, 32, faces a premeditated murder charge. He was booked into a Broward jail. News sources did not name an attorney for him.
According to news sources, the attack occurred on Wednesday morning at a construction site at 700 W. Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach. News reports are still unclear about what exactly happened. Investigators claim Schuler struck Alvarez, 32, with a crowbar twice over the head, but witnesses reportedly saw Alvarez get struck twice over the head with an ax.
On December 12, 2007, Nancy Bochicchio and her 7 year old daughter, Joey, were bound, robbed, and shot to death at point blank range. The sheer violence of this case was only compounded by the fact that Nancy and Joey were your typical mom/daughter family shopping at the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton.
This case was a game changer – it sent a chill down the spine every mom’s back who had ever shopped alone with her kids at the Town Center Mall. Affluent Boca moms who frequented that mall alone with their kids in the middle of the week, all of a sudden started feeling very vulnerable in their otherwise low crime neighborhood. After all, who ever heard of such a thing in Boca?
Despite the great attention this case received in the media and the extremely thorough and diligent work performed by law enforcement, this double homicide was never solved and remains one of Boca Raton’s most notorious cold cases to this very day.
Cheyanne Jessie is accused of committing a horrific double homicide in Polk County, Florida. According to news reports, she allegedly killed her 6 year old daughter and 50 year old father on July 18. Days later, on July 22, Police claim that she returned to the crime scene, which was at her victim father’s home, to dispose of the bodies. Upon returning, she put the bodies in plastic tote bins and dumped them in the landlord’s shed.
It is not yet known what evidence law enforcement has collected that ties Jessie to these murders. It is not known if she has confessed, whether or not there is an eye-witness, or if forensic evidence proves she is guilty. Given the nature of these offenses, the relation of the defendant to the victims, and the fact that one victim is the defendant’s 6 year old daughter, prosecutors are expected to seek the death penalty. That said, I am confident mental health issues will play a central role in this woman’s defense. More to follow as this case develops…