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Man Accused of Killing During Argument Over Parking in Pompano Beach Faces Judge

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  • A judge ruled Julio Ramos, 43, be held without bond on Friday.
  • Oswald Zambrano, 40, died on Thursday over the July 16 incident.

The suspect accused of fatally stabbing another man during a dispute over a handicapped-accessible parking space in Pompano Beach faced a judge on Friday.

Julio Ramos, 43, appeared before Broward County Judge Kim Theresa Mollica, who ruled Ramos be held without bond over second-degree murder charge he faces.

Ramos is accused of fatally stabbing 40-year-old Fort Lauderdale resident Oswald Zambrano in the incident that occurred July 16. Zambrano died on Thursday.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office said Zambrano was parked in a handicap parking space at the Little Treasures Academy, located at 101 S.E. 11th Ave., when Ramos approached him.

"Ramos accused Zambrano of illegally using the handicap parking spot," BSO said in a statement. "As the argument escalated, the suspect demanded that the victim get out of his vehicle. Once out of the SUV, Ramos stabbed him."

Both Ramos, who sustained a hand injury, and Zambrano were transported to the hospital.

Ramos previously faced an attempted murder charge in an unrelated case, BSO said.

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