MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the murder of a woman who was shot and left on the side of the road last week in Pompano Beach.
BSO said they arrested a Lauderhill man identified as Romeo Smith, 28.
Smith was arrested on July 18 for the fatal shooting of Cassandra Fair, who was found shortly before 7:30 p.m. on July 12, authorities said.
Detectives said Fair, 30, was the passenger in a vehicle traveling north on Northwest 18th Drive when Smith repeatedly shot her.
BSO said Fair either jumped from or was pushed out of the vehicle in the 1400 block of Northwest 18th Drive.
Witnesses told police they saw a Cadillac Escalade leaving the area and found the woman lying on the side of the road.
Fair was transported to Broward Health North, where she later died.
BSO said Smith faces one count of first-degree murder with a firearm and is being held without bond.
“If they give him the death penalty and take his life, I wouldn’t feel no sorrow at all,” said Leo Fair, Cassandra’s dad.
Leo fair is usually a forgiving man, but on the day he found out his daughter had been murdered, his heart filled with hate.
“I have no forgiveness in my heart for that coward,” said Leo.
“It’s just something I just don’t understand why this coward want to hurt my daughter, kill my daughter,” he added.
Cassandra and her accused killer were seen together inside a convenience store.
Witnesses tell police they’d been arguing.
“I’ll never be the same,” said Cassandra’s mother, Carlotta.
Carlotta lives in Texas, so we spoke with her via Facetime.
In all this grief she believes her daughter didn’t just fall from that car.
“I believe that my daughter jumped to get away from him. I truly believe that”
Smith may be spending the rest of his life in a prison cell, but even though police believe they found their guy, Leo knows nothing will bring back his girl.
“Just don’t believe it, you know? Does everyone know that… why you gonna do harm to her?”
BSO detectives recovered the SUV they believe was involved in her murder.