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Delray Beach man, 24, accused of choking 62-year-old homeless man to death

Posted at 8:52 AM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 11:13:42-05

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Delray Beach police said Thursday a 24-year-old homeless man has been charged with killed another man earlier this week.

Early Monday morning, Delray Beach police said they received a 911 call reporting someone lying on the pavement outside of a business in the 200 block of Southeast Second Ave.

Officers and detectives responded and found the body of 62-year-old William Cleckler.

At first, detectives said they saw no sign of anything suspicious and no evidence of a fight.

However, during an autopsy, police said an assistant medical examiner from the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office saw signs of a possible homicide.

Police said Cleckler’s injuries appeared to be caused by strangulation from a choke hold.

Detectives reviewed surveillance video from nearby cameras at the scene. On camera, they spotted a man in a black-hooded sweatshirt with flowers on the lapel walking around near Cleckler throughout the night.

On the morning of Jan.10, officers found that man, Domingue Olman, 24, near where the body was found.

On a nearby fence post, police said there was a black-hooded sweatshirt with the flowers hung on a fence.

Police said Olman later told detectives that he knew Cleckler, whom he had bought a beer and hung out with the night before Cleckler was found dead.

Olman later told police that he killed Cleckler by placing him in a choke hold. The motive for the killing is unclear.

Both the suspect and the victim were homeless. Olman is facing a charge of second-degree murder. He is being held without bond.