Man Charged In Austin Paine’s 2005 Murder

by The Editors on April 6, 2010

On September 23, 2005, Florida surfer Austin Paine, 25, was gunned down in the side yard of his home after armed men in hoods broke into his house in a burglary attempt. It’s taken almost five years, but Brevard County has finally filed charged against Jarod Stanley Parrish, 26, according to a story in Florida Today.

An arrest report says Parrish participated in the homicide “by planning the event” with the others at his own Indialantic home “shortly before the armed burglary and murder took place.” The report says Parrish specifically targeted Paine. . . Investigators said Randy Carter Jr., 26, of Cocoa, and Anthony Williams, 30, of Tobyhanna, Pa., broke through a sliding glass door to a bedroom in Paine’s Plumosa Way home. The two, armed with pistols, beat Paine before he fled out the shattered glass door. Carter and Williams pursued Paine and shot him to death near the backyard gate.

Police say the robbery was motivated by “drugs and money.”

[Link: Florida Today]

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