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Former South Florida assistant principal charged in co-worker's killing

Posted at 11:32 AM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 11:32:41-04

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A former assistant principal has been charged with murder in the death of a co-worker at a high school in South Florida.

The Miami Herald reports 39-year-old Ernest Joseph Roberts was charged Friday in the killing of 41-year-old Kameela Russell.

She was missing for more than a week until a teenager found her body on the banks of a canal near Roberts' house.

The newspaper says phone records place Russell in Roberts' home, and investigators believe evidence indicates she died there before Roberts disposed of her car.

Russell's family says they knew each other since they were children.

Russell was a test coordinator and Roberts an assistant principal at Norland Senior High School until he was transferred in February for undisclosed reasons.