FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — A man accused of hitting a cyclist in Fort Lauderdale then trying to dispose of the body faced a judge Wednesday.
Axel Esteban Inostroza, 27, was arrested for allegedly hitting Craig Camlin, 53, with his car on December 16, then allegedly drove away and tried to dispose of his body in a wooded area. Camlin, who was left paralyzed after the incident, died two months later from an infection.
In the beginning Inostroza denied he had anything to do with the accident, even allegedly telling a body shop repairman that he had hit a stop sign.
On Wednesday, Inostroza was at a hearing. His lawyer was arguing he was not a flight risk and asked him to be let out of jail on bond.
During the hearing an interrogation tape was played. In the police interrogation, Inostroza described what happened the day he’s accused of hitting Camlin. Once at home he said he put Camlin s body on the grass next to this dumpster.
Police asked Inostroza in the taped interrogation,”But did you now he landed back there when you left the scene?”
“Yeah,” replied Inostroza.
“But what I don’t get, you see all the blood and you didn’t think he needed medical attention,” asked police during the interrogation.
“No, I didn’t,” replied Inostroza.
“But you don’t think the accident itself was your fault,” asked police in the taped interrogation.
“No,” replied Inostroza.
Inostroza’s charges were bumped up to second degree murder after Camlin’s death and his was bond revoked.
At the hearing Wednesday his lawyer was trying to get him out of jail to await trial
“Everything in the case is going to relate back to the point of impact being an accident, ” said defense attorney Joe Pappacoda.
But the judge ruled Inostroza will stay in jail until his trial
Camlin’s sister,Chrissie Militello, who held up a picture of her brother in court last week during the first part of the hearing said it’s not easy facing the man who has caused her family so much pain.
“I’m so sorry for everybody in this whole situation …everybody loses. The best thing that came out of all of this is that my brother forgave that man that’s sitting in there,” said Militello.