GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 20-year-old Miami man orchestrated a plan to kill a University of Florida student because of an obsession with a girl who had dumped him for the victim.
During opening statements Tuesday in a Gainesville courtroom, prosecutor Brian Kramer said Pedro Bravo researched ways to kill and get away with it before drugging and strangling 18-year-old Christian Aguilar in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Kramer showed photographs of Bravo buying duct tape and a shovel from Lowe's — the same duct tape prosecutors say was found on Aguilar's remains.
Prosecutors say Bravo drove Aguilar's body to a wooded area and buried it before getting his car washed.
Kramer says Aguilar's blood and DNA were found in Bravo's SUV.
Bravo faces seven charges including homicide, poisoning and mishandling human remains.