The odds of lighting striking the same place twice are very low. It is even more unlikely for two people in your immediate family to be murdered in a little more than a year. But that's what happened to Al Barnett and his family.
Alicia Barnett was murdered on her way to New Horizons High school in Winter Haven. She was walking along the Chain of Lakes Trail when she was shot multiple times. Early Wednesday evening, detectives were still searching for her killer.
Alicia's older sister, Octavia, was murdered a little over a year ago in south Florida. Her roommate and her roommate's 11-month-old baby were shot to death. Octavia's former boyfriend is charged the triple murder. He is in jail and is waiting trial.
Octavia's then 11-month-old baby was in the apartment, but was not harmed.
The triple murder happened last august in Lauderdale Lakes, which is in Broward County.
Octavia's former boyfriend, 21-year-old Lineten Belizaire, was charged with killing them. Eventually, he was released on bond after a grand jury refused to indict him for first degree murder charges, according to WSVN.
But a few weeks ago, he was arrested again for identity theft, so he was behind bars when Alicia was killed.
Police say leads are coming in, but they do not yet have a suspect in Alicia's murder.
FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
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