There should be a new law created called Alex's Law that will make 1) make it very difficult for violent felons to post bail. 2) greatly improve tracking technology presently used by the courts. 3) provide greater security for those willing to testify in court against violent criminals.
On September 10, 2012 Alex Zaldivar (19) was not murdered but executed in a home he was temporarily staying at in Ocoee, Florida. He was a witness listed to testify in court which was set to take place the very next day for a previous home invasion on May 09, 2012 . Nolan Darnell Bernard and Bessman Charles Obinna Okafor led the first attack. Both convicted felons with lengthy violent criminal histories involving deadly firearms. Orange County Circuit Judge Bob LeBlanc let one (Okafor) of the 2 highly dangerous criminals go on a small bond with a Radio Frequency Monitor. The other Bernard, has been in the Orange County Jail since May. Court records indicate Okafor left his Pine Hills home at 4:40 a.m. Monday and returned at 5:46 a.m. The deadly shooting in Ocoee occurred around 5:15 a.m., according to police. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Okafor has been a criminal since he was 16 years old. He is now 27 with over 17 different criminal charges, nearly all of them involving burglaries and other dangerous crimes involving deadly firearms. He also was arrested in 2006 for violating his probation; he already has shown that he cannot be trusted with any sort of freedom. How could a Florida Judge let such a violent criminal with a record like this go with a soft slap on the wrist? None of this would have happened if Okafor were still in prison where he clearly belongs. Justice needs and will be served to Alex.
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