Man Faces Murder Charges After Police Respond To An Accident
A single-car accident in the Miami Lakes area on Sunday has led to the arrest of a Virginia man on the charge of murder.
In Miami, CBS Local reports that on Sunday, October 25, the man who police have identified as 25-year-old Robert Coltrain got into an accident along State Route 826, just south of MW 154th Street.
When Florida Highway Patrol Troopers responded to the crash and said, they noticed a strong, unpleasant odor was coming from the back end of the 2009 Silver Acura RL.
Because of road conditions due to rain, the vehicle was towed to the parking lot of the Westland Mall.
Coltrain told police he wanted to remove a few items from the car, including a gun that he admitted to owning.
FHP troopers opened the trunk because of the odor and insects that appeared to be infesting the vehicle. Inside, they found the body of 25-year-old Broam Trotter, who had been reported missing in Triangle, Virginia, one week before the crash.
Troopers say that Trotter’s body was in an advanced state of decomposition. Coltrain was placed under arrest on suspicion of murder and the illegal transport of human remains.
Investigators say that Coltrain picked up his friend, Trotter at his apartment on October 17. Trotter was later reported as missing by members of his family.
A forensic examination of the Medical Examiner’s Office’s body determined that Trotter died due to multiple gunshot wounds to his torso.
Coltrain later admitted that he had shot Trotter on October 17 in Virginia. He was charged with second-degree murder and booked into Miami-Dade Jail on Monday.
So far, authorities have not determined a motive for the killing. The incident is currently under investigation.