A Florida Man beaten to death over a beer


A Keys man who was beaten up earlier this month following a disagreement about buying beer has died from his injuries at Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, and now the man who beat him could face a murder rap.

Jesus Rodriguez, 45, died from the July 7 beating, which the Monroe County Sheriff's Office says included being kicked in the head — all over $10 for beer. Arrested at the time was Charles Miller, 42, also of Stock Island, who was charged with aggravated battery.

Chief Assistant State Attorney Manny Madruga said that "we're waiting on the autopsy reports" before deciding whether to increase the charge to homicide.

Following Miller's arrest, Monroe Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said Miller told detectives he gave a woman he didn't know the $10 to buy beer from the Tom Thumb convenience store on Maloney Avenue. She returned empty handed.

Miller asked her for his money back. Instead, she "ran over to Rodriguez, who was on a bike. Rodriguez then reportedly got off the bike and the two men started fighting."

Witnesses said Miller knocked Rodriguez to the ground and kicked him “in the face before fleeing."

Deputies found Miller hiding beneath a building in the Coral Hammock condominium complex a few blocks off U.S. 1.

Miller is being held at the Monroe County Detention Center with no bond allowed.

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LittleJoeMama site profile image  

7/22/13 5:05 PM by LittleJoeMama

Damn right. You can give a man a fish...

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7/22/13 4:26 PM by Hurt Bottom

if you don't have a gun, even if you have arms, you are unarmed as compared to a person with a gun.people will be deliberately obtuse with a smile if it benefits whatever side they've chosen to support unconditionally.

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7/22/13 1:40 PM by saddamhugevein

A 2 armed man can do endless amounts!

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7/22/13 12:41 PM by Misedukatd

"So, unarmed = incapable of killing another person, right?" I literally have never in my entire life heard someone claim that being unarmed means you are incapable of killing someone. Is there an actual person you are responding to, or are you just attacking imaginary statements?

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7/22/13 12:32 PM by bryanand

"Jesus Rodriguez could have been me"-Barry Obama

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7/22/13 12:17 PM by Whambo

An unarmed man can do no harm.-Piers Morgan.

MrFluffyHippo site profile image  

7/22/13 12:13 PM by MrFluffyHippo

If I had to go to jail for every bitch I kicked in the head for not bringing me beer my diameter would be sagging to the floor by now

tourist site profile image  

7/22/13 12:11 PM by tourist

WTF is a 42 year old man doing getting somebody to buy beer for him?lesson: buy your own damned beer

FloridaStriker site profile image  

7/22/13 12:10 PM by FloridaStriker

lmao i know right. One man offing another has always been exclusive to the state of Florida.

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7/22/13 11:59 AM by elitecmbt

Ban bitches. This one just got her boyfriend killed.