A Plantation man was arrested Thursday night on charges that he murdered his roommate over a relationship dispute and attempted to hide the body in a garbage dumpster a few miles away, police said.
Eric Robinson, 46, was charged with first-degree murder a few hours after officers first responded to reports of a homicide at 7201 NW 15th St., where Robinson lived with two roommates. When officers arrived at the home around 5 p.m. Thursday, a preliminary investigation indicated that a murder had taken place inside, Plantation Police spokesman Robert Rettig said.
Police then discovered the body of Robinson’s 39-year-old male roommate in a dumpster about four and a half miles away at Nob Hill Road and Cleary Boulevard. Rettig said Friday that police believed Robinson had killed the victim in connection to a relationship each had had with the third roommate, a woman.
The name of the victim was not released pending notification of his relatives, Rettig said.
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Jail records indicated that Robinson was also arrested Thursday night on charges of battery related to domestic violence and violating probation for a cocaine possession charge dating back to April. Robinson was previously arrested in June 2017 and August 2016 on similar domestic battery charges, arrest records showed.