$100K of Marijuana Found in Home of Yesterday's Car Chase Murderer
The tragic trail that Antonio J. Feliu left behind yesterday already involved the double murder of his ex-girlfriend and her daughter; a high-speed, cross-county car chase that ended when he struck and killed a mother of two; a roadside SWAT standoff; and his own suicide. Now police have uncovered another bizarre twist. Police found a grow house operation in Feliu's Southwest Miami residence.
Police found 43 marijuana plants growing in his home at 2020 Southwest 100th Avenue in Miami. They were growing in what police describe as a "fully operational hydroponics laboratory." The street value of the drugs is estimated to be about $107,000.
Yesterday, Feliu killed Vivian Gallego Martinez, 51, and daughter Anabel Benitez, 28, in their Southwest Miami-Dade home. Police eventually tracked down his black late-model Mercedes-Benz Crossover and followed him on a swerving, high-speed chase into Broward County.
While speeding through Griffin Road and U.S. 27, he t-boned a car being driven by 48-year-old Maritza Medina. Medina died at the scene.
Feliu's Benz swerved into the median. Police heard gunshots. After calling the SWAT team in, it was discovered that Feliu had turned the gun on himself.
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