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SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBS4) – Miami-Dade Police say a man has confessed to brutally murdering a woman in her Southwest Miami-Dade home early Sunday morning.

Reinerio Alonso Rivero, 35, was arrested and charged with first degree murder and armed occupied burglary.

Police say Rivero broke into the home Elizabeth Roxana Palomino, 50, shared with her husband Percy on 138th block of Southwest 156th Street to steal money to go to a casino.

Rivero told police he was startled, because Palomino returned early from the Salsamor Dance Studio, a business she co-owned with her husband.

Rivero confessed to hiding in the closet, but was eventually found by Palomino.

Police say Palomino then locked herself in a bedroom to protect herself. Rivero, armed with a knife, allegedly kicked down the bedroom door and stabbed Palomino several times in the chest before she fell down face first. Police say Rivero then confessed to them that he stabbed Palomino several times on the back as she attempted to get up.

It was Elizabeth’s husband Percy who discovered the body when he returned to the home at around 1 a.m.

“They’ve been married 27 years and very close together,” said Percy’s brother Eduardo Palomino. “It’s been devastating for the kids and him.”

“This family is grieving the loss over somebody’s habit,” said Miami-Dade Police Det. Javier Baez.

Comments (17)
  1. tim3500 says:

    Sad commentary on our society. I feel for the family.

  2. Brickell Princess says:

    “This family is grieving the loss over somebody’s habit,”
    You are grieving the loss because a SAVAGE struck and killed.

    You people glorify the low lives in this community. You put them on pedestals and fully accept their ghetto lifestyle.

    Well, sadly, this is what you get. A poor innocent woman savagely killed by ghetto trash.

  3. Jonathan says:

    How sad and terrible this is! You almost want Reinerio Alonso Rivero to get stabbed to death as punishment.

    1. roberto says:

      That’s what the cockroach deserves..

    2. Phil Landers says:

      I’ll do it. Nice and slow with a toothpick.

  4. irish kevin says:

    The guy looks like like a Loony-Tune. Welcome to “Diversity”

  5. Vigilante says:

    Monster! All you had to do was leave. But no, you couldn’t leave a witness. So you butchered her. You need to be dropped in a concrete shaft. About 15 feet, just enough to break some bones, then seal you in with a bottle of water so you last a while and can think about what you did before you die and rot.

  6. Jane Doe says:

    Why no booking photo or information?

    1. Everett Hill says:

      It’s a holiday weekend…WSVN and local10news haven’t posted story yet. Bet this crazy is deemed incompetent to stand trial.


      you can go on and find him on the corrections website.

  7. Concerned Friend says:

    I want to thank the police department and anyone else who helped in the investigation. It does not bring their mom back but at least they have answers now and some justice. God bless them.

    1. GAIN AND AGEIN says:

      AMEN…Good work on this story.

      RIP, and my condolescences to her FAMILY

  8. John says:

    Let’s give this guy a few dozen more chances to become a better person. Sure, he might murder or rape a few innocent people in the mean time, but it’s worth it if he can become a functioning member of society. He deserves the same wrist-slap that all the other repeat offenders get. Lets just send him to jail for a few months so he can learn how to be even more evil, and then him back into the streets to practice his craft. Of course, I don’t need to make these reccommendations, since that is what is already going to happen. How grand that we live in such an enlightened society!

  9. shmeh says:

    What you all dont know is… Reinerio knows Percy and his wife. We all play in an 8 ball league together at Gatsbys… it wasnt just some random break in.

  10. enrage, on 156 st says:

    I wonder if he’s the same guy that has been breaking in the house on the same block. An to an to the person name shmeh why don’t u tell the cops what u know instead of posting it here. Step up an say something

  11. Phil Gaines Forklift says:

    another senseless murder in south florida.

    If its not the thugs killing each other and tourists, then its scum bags killing people like this.

    same story, different day and no answers.

  12. Thomas says:

    Even if you make restrictions on guns, it won’t help stop crimes like these, in which a knife is used. The only solution is to target the root of the problem, such as in this case, gambling was what drove him to commit this act, so gambling being like a drug should be criminalized completely to stop people from thinking they can get something without honest hard work. Only a society that thrives only on honest hard work remains committed to basic values and respect for one another, as honest hard work instills in a person a respect for one’s own dignity and the dignity of others.

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