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Man kills father in front of 6-year-old daughter during fight over birds

By Mason White 1:43 PM March 25, 2016
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was arrested on a charge of murder after killing a father in front of his 6-year-old daughter during an argument about birds, police in Florida said.

Now, 47-year-old Freddy Romero of Miami, has been sentenced to serve 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in connection with the stabbing death of 32-year-old Yoan Vazquez.

According to the police investigation, Romero and his brother, Lazaro Romero, were angry with Vazquez, accusing him of stealing their 10 birds.

One day, the two brothers went to Vazquez’s house and confronted him in the backyard, demanding that he return the pigeons.

During the confrontation, Freddy Romero stabbed Vazquez.

During questioning, the brothers claimed self-defense, saying that Vazquez threatened them with a knife.

However, the victim’s 6-year-old daughter saw the entire confrontation and told investigators that her father never threatened the brother with a knife.

Video surveillance of the home also showed that the brothers were lying.