Miami-Dade Police Department

Sweetwater Man Arrested, Charged in Death of His Mother Last Week

The son of a Sweetwater woman who was found dead inside her home last week has been arrested and charged in the case.

Joaquin Villagra, 32, was taken into custody after he approached officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department Tuesday and, according to the police report, told them he had a fight with the victim shortly after he had taken cocaine.

Villagra said he blacked out during the argument and wasn’t sure if he was responsible for the death of his mother. After being questioned, he was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. It's unknown if he's hired an attorney.

The body of 54-year-old Lisbeth Sandigo was found inside the home the pair lived in off Southwest 107th Avenue and 5th Street. Sandigo’s car, which was reported missing at the time of the initial investigation, was being driven by Villagra at the time of his arrest.

Villagra also told police he took the victim’s credit card as well before leaving in her vehicle.

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