Picture posted on Internet results in deadly restaurant stabbing in Boca Raton, affidavit says

SUBURBAN BOCA RATON, Fla. - A suburban Boca Raton restaurant owner was stabbed to death Thursday night after he posted an employee's picture on the Internet, according to a probable cause affidavit from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office.

The incident occurred at Jimmy the Greek Taverna Restaurant, located in the 8200 block of Glades Road, around 8 p.m.

"For the owner to get killed like that it's terrible. It's heartbreaking when you hear that," said Ira Rosenberg, who frequently ate at Jimmy The Greek. "I just can't believe it, I'm in a state of shock. I didn't know Jimmy was the one that died."

The employee suspected of the stabbing, Tilus Lebrun, 42, is charged with first-degree murder.  Leburn said he killed the restaurant owner, Dimitrios Karaloukas, 61, "because he took my photograph on March 2 and posted it on the Internet."

Another employee of the restaurant was also severely stabbed and is hospitalized in critical condition.

According to the probable cause affidavit, deputies say that they received a call that a man dressed in a black apron, holding a large knife, fled the restaurant after the stabbing.

Deputies caught up with Lebrun nearby.

Investigators say that Lebrun told them through an interpreter that Karaloukas had taken a picture of him and posted it on the internet.

Deputies said that Lebrun told them that he was upset about the photograph and, “They need to learn how to respect people; I have three kids in Haiti. I know they will suffer but they will survive."

Lebrun is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail without bond on first degree murder and attempted murder charges.

Jimmy The Greek restaurant first opened 10 years ago. No word on when it will re-open or when funeral arrangements will be made for Jimmy.

"When he wasn't busy he would just hang out. He had a nice personality, a nice man, his whole family. We all feel terrible," said Renee Baker, who works next door.
 

NewsChannel 5's Dave Gould and Marissa Bagg contributed to this report

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