Man charged with murder of a jewelry designer inside his luxury condo, police say

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John Stanton - Miami-Dade Corrections

Not even a week after a jewelry designer was shot to death inside his Miami luxury apartment, police say they have arrested his killer.

On Wednesday, police arrested John Stanton, 28, on a murder charge.

Stanton, who in 2015 was placed on probation for criminal mischief, misdemeanor stalking and written threats, was being held in Miami-Dade’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center with no bond.

On July 20, Marley Jackson, 34, a New Jersey-raised custom jewelry designer, was found dead inside his apartment on the sixth floor of the Blue Condominium at 601 NE 36th St.

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According to Stanton’s arrest report, a witness told officers “they heard a brief struggle followed by a gunshot coming from the victim’s apartment.”

Stanton, who was arrested early Wednesday near Mary Brickell Village, refused to speak to detectives without a lawyer, police said in the report.

The report did not indicate where Stanton lived or if he held a job.