Florida murder suspect allegedly tried fleeing to Utica after crime

The trial has started for a Florida man accused of murdering a couple on a house boat in 2013, allegedly planning to come to Utica, N.Y., after the crime.

Posted: Oct 9, 2019 5:46 PM
Updated: Oct 9, 2019 5:49 PM

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – The trial has started for a Florida man accused of murdering a couple on a house boat in 2013, allegedly planning to come to Utica, N.Y., after the crime.

After the incident, Reynaldo Figueroa-Sanabria allegedly sold a necklace and bracelet belonging to the couple and mailed more jewelry to his brother in Utica.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Figueroa-Sanabria rented a car and was heading north before he was arrested by detectives in North Carolina. He told the officers he was traveling to New York to see family.

A Utica police officer is set to testify in the case.

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