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Police arrest ex-Miami teammate Rashaun Jones in 2006 execute of Bryan Pata

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Fifteen years after the execute of large title Miami defensive lineman Bryan Pata, one among his ex-teammates has been arrested within the case. Feeble Hurricanes defensive abet Rashaun Jones became once arrested and charged with first-stage execute Thursday in Marion County, Florida, after prolonged being regarded as a suspect, the Miami-Dade Police Division announced.

Pata played defensive tackle for Miami from 2003 to 2006 and became once in his fourth season with the program when he became once killed outdoors of his condominium after a football apply. The Miami native and accelerate-stuffer became once appropriate 22 and projected to be chosen within the 2007 NFL Draft when he became once shot in a formula that became once described as “execution vogue.”

Jones and Pata had been in fights earlier than the killing, per ESPN, and Jones had beforehand dated the girl Pata became once seeing at the time of his death. The arrest of Jones, 35, would perhaps also bring closure to a case that had grown cool.

On yarn of of Pata’s visibility as a Miami football player, his execute made nationwide headlines and remained a case of interest in South Florida for years. Pata’s family pleaded in 2017 for abet in finding the killer.

Pata became once remembered at the time by his brother, Edwin Pata as “charismatic, comic, intriguing.”

“He became once a tall half to our 9-sibling family,” Pata talked about. Another brother, Edrick Pata, talked about “other folks know what occurred to Brian but they’re appropriate now not announcing anything.”

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