Ex-Florida player charged with murder in wife's 2016 death
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a former University of Florida football player, Earl Antonio "Tony" Joiner, has been arrested and charged with killing his wife in a case dating to 2016.
Joiner was a former safety at Florida under then-Coach Urban Meyers and part of the team that beat Ohio State for the BCS national championship in 2007, his junior year.
Fort Myers police said in a statement that Joiner was arrested Saturday in Lake Wales on a second-degree murder charge in the death of 26-year-old Heyzel Obando. Her body was found in her apartment in February 2016.
Fort Myers Police say investigators had worked closely with the state's attorney's office in a multi-agency effort.
Media outlets report Joiner was being held Sunday without bond. It was unclear if he had an attorney.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Louisiana superintendents ask for looser quarantine rules
No decision yet in case involving former student suing LSU
Upswing in COVID testing as holidays approach
More than 500 turkeys given away to local families in need
City-parish officials voice frustrations after slew of violence in Baton Rouge
Catholic freshman Daniel Beale has been thrown into super stardom thanks to...
Can Jameis Winston lead this Saints offense?; Fantasy Focus Week 11 with...
Fans' Choice Award Winner 2020: Week 7 - Baylor Langlois
Clay Polk is Central football's master of mystery
Late defensive stands and timely passing give Catholic 27-21 win over Acadiana