Teen Suspect Seen Crying, Screaming at Police in Interrogation Video

Interrogation video with Desiray Strickland
Interrogation video with Desiray Strickland

Desiray Strickland, 19, who is accused of participating in the machete murder of a schoolmate, was seen screaming and crying at police in an interrogation video, CBS News reports.

The video was released by the Miami-Dade, Fla., State Attorney's Office.

Strickland was indicted for first-degree murder along with Jose Cabrera, 23; Kaheem Arbelo, 20; Jonathan Lucas, 18; and Christian Colon, 19, in the death of Jose Guardado, 17.


According to CBS News, in June 2015, the teens allegedly lured Jose into a park, where Kaheem allegedly attacked him with a machete and the others watched. The victim and suspects were all students at Homestead Job Corps, a live-in school and vocational training program in Miami for at-risk students run by the U.S. Department of Labor.

In the video, Strickland can be seen screaming and crying hysterically at the detective, claiming that she had no involvement and did not kill Luis. She can also be heard asking for her father.

The group of teens allegedly buried Luis after the killing and then proceeded to burn their own clothes as well as his to destroy evidence.

All five suspects are currently awaiting trial on first-degree murder charges.

Read more at CBS News.

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