Daughter of Slain Postal Worker Speaks Out

Daughter "can't get mind around" killing of 60-year-old letter carrier

By Sharon Lawson
|  Friday, Dec 17, 2010  |  Updated 11:22 AM EDT
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Slain Postal Worker's Daughter Speaks

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Slain Postal Worker's Daughter Speaks

"I haven't been able to get my mind around that at all," said Nina Parton. "He was so friendly and always had a smile for everyone."
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Davie resident Nina Parton is struggling to wrap her head around the brutal slaying of her father, 60-year-old Postal worker Bruce Parton, who was gunned-down while on the job last week in Biscayne Gardens.

"I haven't been able to get my mind around that at all," said Nina Parton. "He was so friendly and always had a smile for everyone."

Last Monday, Dec. 6, the long time Letter Carrier was killed at the parking lot of the Monte Carlo Apartment Complex located at 496 Northwest 165th Street in North Miami-Dade.

According to Detectives, the suspect shot Parton and then stole his mail truck.  Witnesses say he drove it for a short distance before taking off on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, six feet tall, long dreadlocks, 25-30 years old, who was wearing all black with a red jacket.

The reward for information leading to an arrest is up to $50,000. Tips on the shooting can be called into 1-888-876-5322.

Meanwhile, Nina Parton said she's trying to keep the daily routine as normal as possible for the sake of her daughters, especially during the holidays. She said she's hoping the person responsible for killing her father will be brought to justice.

"He never had no problem with anyone," said Parton.  "I just hope they'll find the person who did this so it doesn't happen to somebody else."

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