A suspended Florida legal professional accused of fatally taking pictures his father after stealing $450,000 from his mom’s belief fund earlier this yr was discovered lifeless in his jail cell early Wednesday morning.
Brandon Labiner, 34, died of an obvious suicide by hanging himself contained in the Palm Seashore County jail, police officers informed WPTV.
He was held on the jail with out bond since he was arrested and charged within the homicide of his father Paul Labiner, 68, again in July.
Labiner had been taken into custody whereas there was an energetic warrant out for his arrest in Broward County, police mentioned on the time.
In October, Labiner was indicted and charged with first-degree homicide with a firearm and tampering with or fabricating bodily proof.
Labiner was scheduled to seem in entrance of Circuit Courtroom Choose Cymonie Rowe for a standing check-in on Nov. 28 in West Palm Seashore, in accordance with courtroom paperwork.
Whereas officers have withheld the title of Labiner’s sufferer, a possible trigger affidavit revealed a person’s physique was found mendacity in a pool of blood inside a Boca Raton parking storage of an workplace constructing linked to the constructing that housed Paul Labiner’s legislation agency.
Surveillance footage from a number of areas was used to hyperlink Brandon Labiner to the deadly July 1 taking pictures.
The footage confirmed the suspect driving across the space of the constructing at 2 p.m., and the identical particular person driving as much as Paul Labiner’s workplace on a motorbike an hour later carrying a drawstring bag earlier than eradicating a field that contained a gun.
The person within the video waited round for forty minutes till a second man appeared and the 2 received right into a scuffle that introduced them out of view of the cameras earlier than the primary man ran off.
A member of the family of the sufferer found the physique, which police say had a gunshot wound to his head and higher chest and two gunshot wounds to his decrease physique, in accordance with WPTV.
A police investigation additionally discovered .9mm shell casings have been situated subsequent to the sufferer’s physique, three extra reside bullets have been discovered close to the doorway to the walkway and one reside bullet was present in a parking storage trash can.
In April, the Florida bar suspended Brandon Labiner’s law license after Paul Labiner filed a complaint and accused his son of stealing $450,000 from his mother’s trust fund.
The duo were partners at the firm Paul Labiner started in the 1980s until June of last year, when Paul Labiner filed a civil suit against his son, claiming his poor work performance lost the firm business and that Brandon Labiner stole from the company.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 988 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.