Woman found dead at a Florida motel, brothers accused of murder

Source: MEGA; Osceola County Sheriff's Office

Jul. 8 2021, Published 4:29 p.m. ET

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Two brothers have been arrested in connection with a murder of a woman found dead at a motel in Osceola County, Florida, authorities say.

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When investigators were called to the scene just before 6 p.m. on July 1, they found Kaylan Vega, 24, outside of the Red Carpet Inn, Click Orlando reported.

Deputies say Vega was shouting, “My wife, my wife,” according to Click Orlando.

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Police entered room 212 and found a 20-year-old woman lying between two beds and she was shot in the head, according to an affidavit obtained by Click Orlando.

A .380 shell casing was found in the room, but the gun that fired it could not be found.

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Investigators initially tried to question Vega, but they could not get any information from him, according to the affidavit.

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A 911 call was made after the shooting, but the caller immediately hung up, the affidavit states.


The 911 operator called back and a man calling himself “John Blake” answered and pleaded for help at the motel, according to records obtained by Click Orlando.

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The number that called 911 was found to belong to Kysean Francis, 20, who is Vega’s brother, police say.

During questioning on July 2, Francis allegedly admitted to being in the motel room and said Vega and the victim were arguing, according to Click Orlando.

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He claimed the victim pulled a knife and started waving it around and telling Vega not to touch her, according to court documents.

Francis said he tried to intervene but that was when Vega pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the head, according to records obtained by Click Orlando.

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Investigators say Francis admitted to taking the gun out of the motel in his book bag and walking east on U.S. 192, which is when he called 911, according to Click Orlando.

Francis also allegedly admitted to throwing the gun into water near a Walmart along Bass Road, records show.

Vega is charged with murder and violating parole. Records show he was on parole for possession of a gun by a convicted felon, Click Orlando reported. Francis is charged with accessory after the fact and tampering with physical evidence.


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