Former FAU soccer player held on no bail

Posted at 1:18 PM, Jan 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-02 13:52:45-05

Former Florida Atlantic University freshman soccer player, Donovan Henry, 19, made his first appearance in court Saturday morning, as reported by the Palm Beach Post.  

Henry is charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm in the death of  Nicholas Max Acosta.

Judge Cheryl Caracuzzo ordered Henry held without bail, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Boca Raton detectives say the victim's girlfriend said Acosta had sold pot out of the apartment in the past and that Acosta gave out the access code to get inside the building.

On the night of the shooting the girlfriend, who was not named, opened the door and saw two men, one of whom she recognized from a party two months earlier, and invited them inside.

A few moments later she says three more men forced their way inside and ordered her and Acosta to the ground, according to police.

She said, “What’s going on?” And then Acosta was shot, according to her account.
All five left in two cars, one black and one red.

She also said that a large bag of marijuana was missing from the kitchen counter after the shooting.

Text messages between the suspect and the victim about a narcotics transaction were also found, according to police.

Detectives say that they were able to trace the cell phone back to Henry.

Police are still trying to track down the four other men who were inside the apartment.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Scott Hanley at 561-338-1344 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.