Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives don’t know if Jonathan Schuler and Arcenio Alvarez had met before Wednesday morning at a Deerfield Beach office building undergoing work. They don’t know what inspired Schuler to attack Alvarez with a metal crowbar.
What they say they know: Schuler’s crowbar assault killed Alvarez at 9:21 a.m.
Schuler’s charged with one count of premeditated murder. He’ll remain in Broward County Jail without bond.
Both men were 32 and lived in Palm Beach County, Alvarez in Lake Worth and Schuler in West Palm Beach. Alvarez was working at 700 West Hillsboro Blvd Wednesday as an employee for subcontractor N&P Demolition. Schuler was on site as a day laborer.
Schuler’s previous experience with the Broward County judicial system came back in 2006 and 2008. He got probation on charges of possesion of cocaine with intent to sell or distribute, possession of meth with intent, misdemeanor possesion of marijuana and resisting arrest without violence. In 2008, he violated his probation.