That same year, Lugo's wife divorced him and won sole custody of their two daughters. He also spent 30 days in solitary confinement for disrespecting prison officials.

In 2005, Lugo won a hearing to present testimony from his mom, his sister, an ex-girlfriend, and his former football coaches. One pal, a former prosecutor who was Lugo's teammate on the Fordham University football team, described the killer as "honest, trustworthy, ethical, and nonviolent" — though he later admitted he'd barely talked to him since 1982. The court denied Lugo's request.

Don't knock Lugo's hustle, though. In January 2010, he filed a last-gasp appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. His petition is still pending. Even if Lugo improbably avoids a lethal injection, he would still have to serve five life sentences, plus more than 300 years.

Jorge Delgado snitched on Lugo and Doorbal. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison but served only seven. He was released in 2002 and lives in Southwest Miami-Dade.
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Jorge Delgado snitched on Lugo and Doorbal. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison but served only seven. He was released in 2002 and lives in Southwest Miami-Dade.
Marc Schiller lived through a month of torture at the hands of the Sun Gym Gang and a one-year prison stint for Medicare fraud to write his own book about the gang.
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Marc Schiller lived through a month of torture at the hands of the Sun Gym Gang and a one-year prison stint for Medicare fraud to write his own book about the gang.

Lugo is now 49. He has not aged well. His newest mug shot shows the former bodybuilder with deep bags under his eyes and an emaciated, wrinkled face.


Name: Adrian Noel Doorbal

Played by: Anthony Mackie

Key description: "Although Doorbal was shorter than Lugo, he too had the build of a professional weightlifter, his muscle striations enhanced by his dark skin. He sported a thick head of wavy black hair that fell almost to his waist. Indeed Lugo's sidekick from Trinidad resembled some carved Caribbean virility god."

Real-life role: Lugo's cold-blooded right-hand man,

Doorbal was Darth Maul to Lugo's Darth Sidious. A dark-skinned Adonis, he suffered bouts of impotency from his chronic steroid abuse. He met his gym-rat buddy through his cousin, and Lugo soon hired Doorbal to work part-time at Sun Gym. On the side, he cut him in on a lucrative Medicare scam, netting $1 million for both of them.

While Lugo was the brains, Doorbal was the cold-hearted brawn. When the Sun Gym Gang held Schiller captive inside a Hialeah warehouse, Doorbal gleefully scorched him with a lighter. Blindfolded and chained to a wall, Schiller recalls Doorbal softly whispering in his ear "fire, fire" before he felt a hot flame cooking his arms. When the crew learned Schiller had survived the assassination attempt and was recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Doorbal offered to sneak into his room and strangle him.

"Doorbal just loved violence," Schiller says today. "He enjoyed what he was doing to me. He is the kind of guy you'd imagine had fun killing cats and dogs as a kid."

His brutality only got worse with Griga and Furton. Doorbal crushed Griga's skull with a blunt object, strangled him, and finished him off with a horse tranquilizer. He also injected Furton with lethal doses of the trank. Then Doorbal used a chainsaw and a hatchet to dismember their bodies.

He was so chill about the brutal crimes that he enlisted his new fiancée to help him scrub the blood off his condo's walls. When police finally arrested him on June 2, 1995, at his Miami Lakes apartment, he admitted his part in Schiller's abduction, then stopped talking. His last comment to detectives: "I'll never see daylight again."

Current status: On death row for the murders Griga and Furton

Like Lugo, Doorbal was sent to state prison on August 31, 1998, one month after he was sentenced to die for killing the Hungarian-born couple. He filed his first appeal with the Florida Supreme Court on February 8, 1999, claiming that police lacked probable cause. The state's high court denied his petition four years later. In June 2004, he requested a new trial but was again denied. His last appeal failed on November 2009. The only way Doorbal can avoid execution now is through a governor's pardon.

Between all his appeals, Doorbal has found time to make friends in online messageboards like prisontalk.com. Though he was tossed in solitary for 30 days in 2005 for abusing his email privileges, he hasn't stopped looking for new pals.

Now 41, Doorbal has retained his boyish good looks, though his signature black mane has been replaced by a clean bald dome. According to his profile on askaconvict.com, he's "like a guy you meet in line at Starbucks" and "still works out regularly five to six days a week."

Two months ago, Doorbal signed up at writeaprisoner.com, writing that "nothing is more important to me than relationships, friendships, and the people in my life."

Doorbal adds, "I'll be a great friend, honest, truthful and always there if you need me. I'll be waiting for you."


Name: Jorge Delgado

Played by: Not depicted in the movie

Key description: "In 1991 Delgado had to quit his job as a car salesman. His wife, Linda, who worked for Schiller in his M.S.S. Accounting Services office in West Dade, cried as she described to her boss the couple's perilous finances. A sympathetic Schiller offered the Havana-born Delgado a job... All in all Delgado had profited immensely from the relationship. A few years earlier, he and his wife were living with her parents. Now he had a nice house north of Miami Lakes."

Real-life role: Sun Gym Gang turncoat

Unlike Lugo and Doorbal, Delgado was a tall, thin man with a meek demeanor. He'd used Schiller's sympathy to get work as his gofer and later became one of Lugo's clients at Sun Gym. The two became best buddies, even though Schiller had warned him to avoid Lugo. Eventually, Delgado persuaded his gym partner to go after his former boss because Schiller had supposedly "stolen" $300,000 from them in a business deal.

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jakobclark4
jakobclark4

and just saying if you have read all the articles lugo and doorbal are reformed and luck is most likely to be released soon due to the fact there was a jury error in his trial but unless doorbal gets governors pardon he dead

jakobclark4
jakobclark4

What lugo did was wrong but can be justified by the fact that he was a brilliant psychopath who was a creature of habit that coraled others into a group for their own survival people like them are what makes people like us stronger and yet we lock them up and kill them or put them in mental institutions

danielavideo
danielavideo

That was before they figured out that he was doing the same damn thing his kid nappers did.Sorry but I have a hard time believing this meat head master planned this... Only a banker or cpa can come up with this shit. he was definitely the one behind this. somewhere along the line Someone said let's kill him and take all his money and not give him any of his cut. come on please his life insurance policy?

danielavideo
danielavideo

Lol see little boys and girls... This is what happens when you take juice! You become a retard.

plome346
plome346

I dont think your are right I read all the story and I lugo should be set free !

arkiel
arkiel

I'd like to know what happened to that shitheel SID detective who thought the poor guy was full of it. That jackass has the blood of two people on his hands.

jpoppiti
jpoppiti

It's disgraceful that the two disgraceful animals are still on death row. They should be killed...today.

lordofgamas
lordofgamas

It pisses me off that someone made this movie into a comedy. This is something an amazing, serious crime thriller would be like, but now I get to see Michael Bay botch something that's incredibly morbid and still fresh in a lot of people's minds.

Disgraceful. 

mondaydecember
mondaydecember

I read the whole story, and I'd like to dump a bucket of waste on the heads of the cops who laughed off Schiller's story. I'm sure they belong to a public sector employee union and have received their raises and promotions on schedule, though. Ed Petow, Jim Maier, Iris Deegan, Fred Taylor, Pete Cuccaro -- frickin' idiots. And was that bimbo Sabina deported? She was an illegal alien for chrissake.

jkorn_jk
jkorn_jk

I cant believe I knew these guys 

jkorn_jk
jkorn_jk

I remember going there to apply for a job , very seedy place at the time and coundt trust lugos attitude and the test he was trying to sell me , so i left

jkorn_jk
jkorn_jk

I cant believe there glory fying these murderers assholes I met lugo many years ago in florida at the gym  and doorbel I cant wiat til they get the injection

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

"As he left the courthouse, Schiller was arrested by federal agents on charges of orchestrating a Medicare billing scheme through his nutritional companies.

Current status: Employed as an accountant..."

Who would employ this one as an accountant ? Certainly isn't a CPA, not with a record for Medicare fraud.

thebulldog
thebulldog

who made the original signs for sun gym?

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

i gotta see this movie, i remember sun gym some what and doorbal used to go to a niteclub in miami lakes back in the day

genera13
genera13

@jakobclark4  You are just as sick as they are. you should be locked up in a mental institution. Stupid people like you should not breed!

davebward65
davebward65

Man....you are really really brain dead. fIf that's how you really process information, then please please don't have any children. Because you literally are dumber than Lugo and his gang. Your mother must have taken really bad drugs while pregnant with you.

davebward65
davebward65

Then you should take the chair in his place. Because as dumb as you two are, we don't need either of you swimming in the gene pool. No what i be saying thug boy?

plome346
plome346

I think they should let lugo free

Jgomez
Jgomez

@jpoppiti 

I agree, they should have been put down long time ago. The torture they put Mr. Schiller thru is unbelievable.

mary
mary

@lordofgamas Not to mention, they don't have all the correct facts or all of the people involved.


perretti15312
perretti15312

Wow, i know its crazy. You never know about people.

starofhopeinc
starofhopeinc

@jgcamp99 

If he really did what they said he did, They prosecutor and police had much incentive to make him look bad. Evidence against Schiller was Delgado, they guy who insisted they murder him.

danielavideo
danielavideo

That was before they figured out that he was doing the same damn thing his kid nappers did.

Sorry but I have a hard time believing this meat head master planned this... Only a banker or cpa can come up with this shit. he was definitely the one behind this. somewhere along the line Someone said let's kill him and take all his money and not give him any of his cut. come on please is life insurance policy?

starofhopeinc
starofhopeinc

@jgcamp99 You can't judge you don't know the entire story. There are factual errors in this article

Boucho
Boucho

@Donnie Donnie where was sun gym? which part of miami?


lkaliflower21
lkaliflower21

Why???? He chopped people heads, feet and hanfs off and barbecued them...thats sick

jpoppiti
jpoppiti

Why? I am sure you'd feel differently if a family member of yours was kidnapped and/or killed by lugo and his crew? Lugo definitely should not be released. LIFO should be executed.

ygagdfgf
ygagdfgf

@Jgomez @jpoppiti  no doubt what they did was horrible, but does that justify you to call them animals

lkaliflower21
lkaliflower21

I wish thoght the story all the way true...that foul had a wife and the other one didnt

Reddragonk
Reddragonk

@jpoppiti you are offending the animals. animals kill with the purpose of survival..this was for pleasure which only humans do...just look around,,,of curse that was sarcasm ..in general whoever is found guilty on a crime and sentenced to death should be done quickly not letting then live for a lot of more years..Death sentences should be executed immediately after being found guilty.. 

jpoppiti
jpoppiti

Damn right it does. They kidnapped three people, and killed two of them. They are animals and should be executed.

starofhopeinc
starofhopeinc

@Jimbo99 @starofhopeinc 

Do you not realize they used Delgado to frame Schiller because they had blood on their hands. They only gave Delgado 15 years, they created a story that Schiller was dirty as an excuse for not investigating. You don't understand how our system works

 
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