A Florida man who worked in a sugar factory for 31 years was shot and killed by his boss after he was fired. officials said
Felix Cabrera, 86, from the Bell Glade, asked the victim if he could continue working for another year for financial reasons. but was not told Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said on Friday
“Cabrera is upset. Pull the gun from the pocket and shoot the victim several times. causing his death,” the official said.
The identity of the victim has not been disclosed. But the sheriff’s office said the person was an employee of a sugar cane farmer.
The manufacturer told the Palm Beach Post in a statement that “I feel terrified and deeply saddened by the senseless violence.”
“This victim is part of the sugarcane cooperative family. And we are praying for the loved ones of the victims. as well as all team members and sugarcane growers,” the statement said.
The cooperative consists of 44 small to medium-sized member farms that grow sugarcane on about 70,000 acres in the Everglades farmland, according to its website. The cooperative produces more than 350,000 tons of raw sugar each year, which when refined It̵7;s enough to meet the needs of over 9 million people.
Cabrera was charged with one count of premeditated first-degree murder and was held in custody without bond. Online court records did not list a lawyer for him.