Published: Mon, June 10, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Former Florida safety Tony Joiner arrested for second-degree murder

Former Florida safety Tony Joiner arrested for second-degree murder

He was being held in the Polk County Jail, and is to be transferred to the Lee County Jail. She was 26 years old.

Joiner's arrest on Saturday marked the first since Obando's death.

The Fort Myers News-Press says Joiner was previously arrested twice on complaints that he beat Obando.

On his football bio for Florida, Meyer was quoted as saying, "Tony will be a captain of our team".

According to reports, Obando was found fatally shot inside her Fort Myers apartment complex home on Valentine's Day 2016. According to News-Press, the two were married. Two months later, her death was ruled a homicide by local authorities, but no arrests had been made in the three-plus years since - until Saturday.

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"As a mother, I understand the pain his mother is going through", Isabel Martinez, Obando's mother told the paper. He also was held in police custody for a probation violation a month after Obando's death.

Safety Tony Joiner #19 of the Florida Gators in October of 2007 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

'I feel stuck, ' she said.

Former Gators tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted in June 2013 for the murder of Odin Lloyd about a mile from his house in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. He led UF defensive backs with 59 tackles during the 2006 national championship run, and he recorded a tackle and pass breakup in the win over Ohio State in the BCS title game. Hernandez was convicted in 2015 and sentenced to life in prison. The charges were later dropped after he paid the bill. The former University of Florida football player has been arrested and charged with killing his wife in a case dating to 2016, police said.

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