The Little Havana man who allegedly shot at his neighbors during a dispute over feeding stray cats, made an appearance in court Wednesday.
Cellphone video could prove that Jose Estrada, 70, was trying to kill his neighbors by shooting at them at close range, all over feeding stray cats. The victims recorded the violent confrontation.
It happened in March at an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Southwest 7th Street in Little Havana.
Estrada pleaded not guilty Wednesday.
"I have great concern for the community," the prosecutor said in court.
Saying they have great concern for the community, prosecutors are now changing the charges for Estrada to two counts of attempted first-degree premeditated murder.
Estrada was out on bond under house arrest but now the new charges carry no bond. He was handcuffed and headed back to jail.
Speaking only with NBC 6, Ariol Garcia, one of the victims, said it was attempted murder. Now he and his wife feel a bit more at ease knowing their neighbor is back behind bars waiting for the trial to start.
If a jury believes Estrada was trying to kill his neighbors, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.