Ex-Florida player charged with murder in wife's 2016 death

Ex-Florida player charged with murder in wife's 2016 death

Ex-Florida player charged with murder in wife's 2016 death

Fort Myers police say the arrest of Joiner was the culmination of a multi-agency effort.

A former Florida football player was arrested in the 2016 death of his wife, the News-Press is reporting. The body of Joiner's 26-year-old wife was discovered in an apartment on February 14, 2016. He faces second-degree murder charges in the death of Obando, who was 26 at the time.

Fort Myers Police worked closely on this case with the Oxygen Television series Cold Justice and the State Attorney's Office.

Hernandez hanged himself with a bed sheet in prison 2017, five days after he was acquitted of double murder charges in the deaths of two men outside a Boston nightclub in 2012.

The 33-year-old Joiner was booked in the Polk County jail on Saturday, according to jail records.

It is unknown why it took police three years to finger Joiner, who was twice arrested for domestic abuse of Obando, for his wife's murder.

"Now that he is arrested, I hope he feels the weight of the law".

The reports noted that Joiner, as a junior player, led all of UF's defensive backs with 59 tackles.

Obando was married to Joiner, who played safety for Florida from 2004-07 under then-head coach Urban Meyer, serving as a team captain his senior season.

The News-Press spoke to Obando's mother, Isabel Martinez, over the weekend.

Joiner was part of the team that defeated Ohio State for the BCS national championship in 2007, his junior year. It was unclear if he had an attorney. Hernandez was a star tight end with the New England Patriots until he was convicted of murder in 2015. He was arrested prior to the Gators' game against No. 1 LSU after allegedly breaking into an impound lot where his girlfriend's vehicle was being held.

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