Justin Giambanco is accused of killing a 69-year-old man in Palm Bay last Thursday, along with firearm charges.
"This 31-year-old suspect is pure evil," Palm Bay Police Chief Mario Augello said in a video news release monitored by Fox News. He called Giambanco “another example of how our current criminal justice system is failing to keep our community safe."
Augello added that Giambanco's record includes 22 felony counts and 24 misdemeanors.
The chief said Giambanco should have spent 53 months in prison for a violation from April 2021. Instead, he was out in 18 months.
Giambanco was arrested April 15 on charges of battering a police officer. The Palm Bay killing occurred five days later.
The victim's name has not been disclosed. But a neighbor told WESH-TV he was not in good health.
"He was on oxygen, so he was kind of frail," Richard Redwanowski said.
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