Man, woman charged in Lake Worth homicide

Posted at 2:09 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 16:26:01-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- A woman and man are facing robbery and First Degree Felony Murder charges in connection with the death of a man in Lake Worth.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says 51-year-old Armando Robles Carlos was found dead in a vacant lot adjacent to 711 South H Street in Lake Worth on April 4, 2016.

Investigators found a pellet gun, which they say resembles a real gun, in tall grass near Carlos' body. They also found pieces of dark colored long hair in the victim's right hand.

Detectives reviewed security camera footage taken from a camera near the scene where Carlos was found and observed him interacting with a female and two other males.

PBSO says one of those males can be seen in the footage lifting his shirt to wipe sweat from his forehead, revealing what appears to be a "dark colored object in the left side of his waistband that is consistent with a handle of a hand-held conducted electronic device also commonly referred to as a stun gun."

Associate Medical Examiner Dr. MacDougall, who performed the autopsy on Carlos, advised that the cause of death was sudden death due to a conducted electrical weapon and the manner of death was a homicide, according to PBSO.

Dr. MacDougall explained that Carlos had sustained a thermal injury to his chest which was corroborated by the microscopic examination of the tissue.

Investigators say Carlos also sustained an injury to the top of his head, which resulted in a subgaleal hemorrhage between his skull and his scalp.

A DNA swab taken from the pellet gun collected at the crime scene was found to be associated with a known DNA sample of 33-year-old Joann Cintron.

The hair collected from the victim's hand at the crime scene was found to be associated with a known DNA sample of 25-year-old Jose Cosme-Sella.

A DNA search warrant was issued for Cosme-Sella and he was transported to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Violent Crimes Division where a DNA sample was collected.

PBSO says Cosme-Sella admitted to knowing Joann Cintron and the other man seen in the video by name and said they would lure drunk pedestrians in Lake Worth with the intentions of robbing them. Cosme-Sella viewed the video footage and positively identified the other man and Cintron in the video.

He admitted to being a member of the criminal street gang "Latin Kings" along with the other male suspect seen in the video.

Cosme-Sella identified the pellet gun recovered from the crime scene from a photo as the pellet gun he was carrying that night and that he gave it to the other male suspect just prior to the robbery.

Joann Cintron was arrested and charged with First Degree Felony Murder and Robbery with a Weapon. Jose Luis Cosme-Sella was charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder and Robbery with a Weapon.