POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – The 35-year-old suspect in the murder of a 20-year-old woman last year in Pompano Beach died before deputies from the Broward Sheriff’s Office could arrest him, authorities said Tuesday night.
Shortly after Local 10 News aired a story about the pain felt by the victim’s family, Veda Coleman-Wright, a spokeswoman for BSO, said the Alaysia Hart murder case was closed months ago.
Hart’s grandmother Zoraida Rosado said she has been dealing with insecurity since Hart died at the Exxon gas station at 220 S. Dixie Hwy on February 21, 2021. died in Pompano Beach.
“I cried every day for 16 months. I wake up. I see their pictures,” Rosado said, adding, “Calls and calls and calls and they never answer. There is no justice; there is no closure.”
After hearing Rosado’s questions about the case, Veda Coleman-Wright, a spokeswoman for BSO, said the case had been closed months ago.
The official case status: “Due to the killing of Anthony Eason prior to his arrest for manslaughter in the shooting death of Alaysia Hart, the case is ruled a homicide and considered exceptionally resolved.”
A warrant was issued for Eason’s arrest in the case after detectives collected ballistics and DNA evidence, records show.
The Miami Police Department reported that Eason was shot and killed west of Overtown on July 4, 2021. He died on July 16 at Jackson Memorial Hospital from gunshot wounds, the coroner said.
Records show that had Eason survived he would have been charged with manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The Florida Department of Justice released Eason from prison on Oct. 1, 2020, records show. He was sentenced on December 3, 2007 to 15 years in prison for one count of armed theft auto, robbery and battery on December 26, 2005.
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