Man Accused of Triple Murder Gets Bond

Lineten Belizaire was given bond on three counts of second-degree murder with a firearm

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012  |  Updated 5:14 PM EDT
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No Bond For South Florida Man Arrested Twice in Connection to Triple Murder

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Lineten Belizaire

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Suspect in Lauderdale Lakes Triple Murder Arrested Again

During a brief Broward court appearance Tuesday, Judge Carlos Rebollo advised Lineten Belizaire, 21, that he was arrested for three counts of second-degree murder. "I do find probable cause to detain him for these offenses. A capias has been previously issued. He's detained without bond on all counts," the judge said.

No Bond For South Florida Man Arrested Twice in Connection to Triple Murder

A judge refused to give a South Florida man bond on Monday after he was arrested a second time in connection to a triple murder. Lineten Belizaire, 21, was arrested last week on three counts of second-degree murder, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. His lawyer, Alexander Michaels, called the arrest a "political move."
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A man accused of killing two women and a baby in Lauderdale Lakes was given $75,000 bond and had his trial postponed indefinitely on Tuesday, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

Lineten Belizaire, 21, was given bond on three counts of second-degree murder with a firearm.

At Broward circuit court, prosecutors and the defense attorney reached an agreement.

"I gave them the time to prepare for trial. I got my client's release," his attorney  Alexander John Michaels was quoted as saying. "Everybody got something. Everybody gave something."

Belizaire has pleaded not guilty to the murders of 21-year-old Octavia Barnett; 25-year-old Natasha Plummer and her 6-month-old child Carlton Stringer Jr.

Belizaire had been released from jail in March after a grand jury decided not to indict him on first-degree murder charges, instead recommending further investigation be done and additional evidence be presented.

He was arrested again after authorities say they found new evidence connecting him to the crime.

“When two young women and an innocent baby boy are gunned down, we have to find justice,” Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti had said in a statement. “Since the morning of the murders, this case has been a priority of the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the homicide detectives who never stopped working on it.”

According to police, the bodies were found in an apartment at 2750 Somerset Drive on Jan. 14. An 11-month-old who is the child of Belizaire and Barnett was at the scene but was left unharmed, police said.

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