The man who shot and killed two of his Equinox gym coworkers — and then himself — in April had only marijuana in his system when he pulled the trigger, according to a newly released toxicology report.
Abeku Wilson, 33, worked at the upscale gym in the Coral Gables high-end Merrick Park mall for eight years before he was fired for “workplace violence,” Miami-Dade police said.
He came back that same day with a semi-automatic Glock handgun. He fatally shot general manager Janine Ackerman, then fitness manager Mario Hortis. Once they were on the ground, police and witnesses said Wilson slipped into a back room and shot himself.
Miami-Dade medical examiners tested Wilson’s body for common drugs, including cocaine, marijuana, opiates and oxycodone. The only positive on the toxicology report was for marijuana.
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While some have speculated the bodybuilder’s rage came as a result of his use of steroids, Diane Boland, director of toxicology for the Miami-Dade medical examiner’s office, said the results can’t answer that question.
“Our routine screen does not include a targeted test for steroids,” she said.