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WESTON FATHER GOES ON RAMPAGE, KILLS WIFE, SON AND HIMSELF

ANOTHER SON ESCAPED ATTACK

BSO Case Number: 08-1312-000142
PIO Number: 13-12-4
Date: December 3, 2013
Time: 6:45 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: 4266 Vineyard Circle, Weston
Jurisdiction: Weston

Victim(s):

  • Monica Narvaez-Maldonado, female, 2/3/66, 47, 4266 Vineyard Circle, Weston (DECEASED)
  • Pedro José Maldonado, Jr., male, 3/20/96, 17, 4266 Vineyard Circle, Weston (DECEASED)
  • José Maldonado, male, 8/6/92, 21, Tallahassee

Suspect(s):

  • Pedro José Maldonado, Sr., male, 4/14/60, 53, 4266 Vineyard Circle, Weston (DECEASED)

Description of Incident:

A Weston man murdered his wife and teenage son in their townhouse, drove to Tallahassee to attempt to kill his other son and eventually slit his own throat in a motel room bathroom.

Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are still piecing together details and a timeline of
Pedro José Maldonado’s violent rampage, but they believe he shot Monica Narvaez-Maldonado and Pedro José Maldonado, Jr. sometime Monday with a hand-held crossbow that shoots small arrows. Then he headed north to Tallahassee, where his older son, José Maldonado, attends Florida State University. He rented a hotel room Monday, and just after 7 a.m. Tuesday, he attacked 21-year-old José. He tried to shoot him with the small crossbow, but José turned, and the arrow hit his ear. Then his father began to choke him, but José struggled and managed to get away from his dad, who fled. José did not report the attack.

Around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Pedro Maldonado., Sr. called a friend in Miami and admitted to killing his wife and son. The friend immediately notified BSO. Not knowing where Pedro Maldonado, Sr. was, members of BSO’s SWAT team went to the Weston townhouse, which they found dark and quiet. No one answered the door, and cell phones belonging to the mother and son had been turned off. Fearing for the safety of the family, SWAT team members went in and found their bodies. Homicide detectives began their investigation and their search for Pedro Maldonado, Sr. After developing information that he may have been in Columbia County, homicide detectives asked the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the Lake City Police Department to search for his black Volvo SUV at area hotels. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team located the Volvo at the Cabot Lodge, 3525 W. U.S. 90, Lake City. A SWAT negotiator tried for hours to contact Maldonado to no avail. Just before 2 a.m., they entered the room and found him dead.

The Tallahassee Police Department also assisted in the investigation.

INVESTIGATORS: Homicide Det. Curcio, Sgt. Ellwood, CID, SWAT, Crime Scene
THIS REPORT BY: Dani Moschella/PIO 12/4/13 1130

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