WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A man arrested earlier this year in North Carolina has been indicted by a Florida grand jury in connection with the death of a Palm Beach Gardens rideshare driver earlier this year.
The 19th Judicial Circuit, based on the Treasure Coast, handed down the indictment Tuesday.
The suspect, Matthew Scott Flores, 36, was extradited back to Hardee County from Rutherford County, North Carolina, on Aug. 8.
Flores faces face first-degree murder charges in the case. The State Attorney's Office has not decided if it will seek the death penalty.
He also faces charges in a January killing in Hardee County.
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Friends of Gary Levin hope justice can be served
Kathi Ginsberg, Levin's girlfriend, said she was pleased by the indictment, calling Flores "a monster."
"You're not a human. You're just a monster, and that's how I see it," Ginsberg. "If he would've asked Gary for his car and his money, Gary would've given it to him, I'm sure."
Ginsberg said she has been battling depression since Levin's death and hopes Flores "gets what he deserves."
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has called a news conference for Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Boynton Beach to share more details on the case.