A man facing a double murder charge in the deaths of two elderly people has a record in the criminal justice system.
Gumersindo Perez Rodriguez was convicted twice of second-degree arson. He was acquitted on a probation violation.
Neighbors on Saturday identified Perez Rodriguez as the victims’ son. Police did not confirm that, but said the suspect lived at the address.
Police have not identified the couple. County property records say the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house belongs to Fermin Perez and Yolanda Perez. A Fermin Perez and a Yolanda Perez were brought to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office on Saturday, according to records.
Perez Rodriguez faces two charges of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon. He is being held in Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
In April 1988, Perez Rodriguez got three years’ probation on second-degree arson charges. He was still living under that limitation when he was found guilty on another second-degree arson charge. After he violated his probation on the second arson charge, he underwent psychological examination and eventually was acquitted on the probation violation by reason of insanity.
He received a year probation in 1995 after pleading guilty to false imprisonment and battery.