Saturday, May 3, 2008

South Florida: Accused man in Joe Cool case blames co-defendant

May 3, 2008

One of the two men charged with murdering four people on the Joe Cool fishing vessel last year is blaming his co-defendant for the killings, according to court documents filed Thursday.

Guillermo Zarabozo, 20, of Miami, thought he was going with Kirby Archer, 36, of Strawberry, Ark., to Bimini for a private security job, according to papers filed by Zarabozo's attorneys. Zarabozo's defense is that he had no clue Archer intended on killing the crew.

Prosecutors have said the pair planned to take the vessel to Cuba and when the crew would not comply, Zarabozo and Archer executed them. Both men could face the death penalty.

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