OAKLAND PARK (CBSMiami) — Two days after the mother of a 17-year old girl discovered her daughter’s badly beaten body inside the front yard of their Oakland Park apartment, deputies said they have her killer in custody.
Bobby Scott, 26, stood before a judge on Friday morning charged with first degree murder of his girlfriend, Amaya Cruz.
Investigators believe it may have been jealousy that led Scott to murder Cruz.
Detectives say the couple was having an argument via text messages in the hours leading to her death.
In an arrest report, BSO says one of the text messages shows Scott accused Cruz of having sex with other men. She denied it. Another text shows Cruz warned Scott not to hit her.
“When I get home u better not touch me or were done for real…” she wrote.
Detectives believe Scott waited for Cruz to come home on Wednesday morning, confronted her and beat her to death just feet from her front door.
According to the arrest report, detectives found “…several suspect blood stained concrete pieces in close proximity…”
When detectives interviewed Scott after the murder, detectives “…observed suspect blood stains on the bottom and sides of the shoes Scott was wearing. He also pointed to dried suspect blood on his hands.”
During a court appearance Friday morning, Judge John Hurley read from an arrest warrant in the case.
“(You) killed one Amaya Cruz by bludgeoning her,” the judge said. In a news release, BSO said that Cruz died from blunt force trauma.
Detectives says after the murder Scott knocked on Cruz’s door and told her family that he was looking for her. Investigators say a short time later Scott went back to the door and said he found Cruz’s injured body and that they needed to call 911.
The arrest report says Scott held Cruz’s body until paramedics arrived.
Scott remained on the scene after deputies arrived and CBS4 cameras rolled as BSO towed away his car
Cruz’s friends are honoring her memory online and with a memorial. They want the person responsible for taking her life to be receive justice.
It hurts, now I gotta go by every day realizing that I can’t pick up the phone and call my friend,” said Khadijah James. “What he did was so wrong… He didn’t have to take her life. He didn’t have no heart, he didn’t care, he didn’t have no remorse.”
Scott is being held without bond.
“Whatever this young man might have done to her, it will be revealed,” said Firstinea Burnside. “Nothing will go unpunished. He leave a family in grief. He leave friends in grief. What he did was wrong.”
During Scott’s bond hearing, it appeared that he was already laying the groundwork for his defense with a possible alibi.
“In some type of special way, I’m gonna need 5-10 numbers where I can get up with places where I been that day,” Scott told the judge before being told to stop talking about the case.
BSO says Cruz was supposed to notify a friend that she had made it home Wednesday morning. That notification was never made.
CBS4 checked Bobby Scott’s record. He’s got several priors including arrests dating back to 2005 for drugs, grand theft, burglary and currently has an open case for possession of marijuana.
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