South Florida

Miami Man Gets 30 Years for Slaying of Doctor and Son

A man convicted in the killing of a South Florida doctor and his adult son has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

The Miami Herald reports that 45-year-old Juan Carlos Fernandez pleaded guilty to murder Thursday.

Authorities say 82-year-old Paul Jarrett and 47-year-old Gregg Jarrett were fatally shot as they slept at their Coral Gables home in July 2003. Officials say Fernandez and another man, Jose Barco, broke into the home to retrieve a letter that proved Fernandez's then-girlfriend, Maria Catabay, had stolen money from the doctor. She had been Dr. Paul Jarrett's office manager.

Catabay is already serving 30 years for the slaying, and Barco is serving a life sentence.

Fernandez and Barco both have claimed the other did the actual killing.

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