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Man dies 10 days after being stabbed in fight over daycare’s handicapped parking space

Oswald Zambrano, center, with his children in a family photo posted to a GoFundMe page his family set up after he was stabbed on July 16, 2018. He died from his wounds on July 26, 2018.
Oswald Zambrano, center, with his children in a family photo posted to a GoFundMe page his family set up after he was stabbed on July 16, 2018. He died from his wounds on July 26, 2018. GoFundMe

Oswald Zambrano, who had a daughter in college and two elementary school-age sons, pulled into a handicapped space to pick his wife up as she left a daycare center in Pompano Beach. He didn’t have a handicapped parking pass.

Ten days later, he paid for that decision with his life.

Zambrano, who was stabbed during a parking dispute on July 16 at Little Treasures Academy, died from his wounds on Thursday, according to Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives and Zambrano’s family.

“Our beloved Wally lost the battle and passed away today,” Yura Ramirez, a family member, posted Thursday on a GoFundMe page that had been set up for Zambrano last week.

Now the campaign will raise money for his funeral and other expenses. “Please keep my sister, nephews, his daughter and parents and all our family in your prayers,” Ramirez’s post reads.

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Julio Ramos, 43, was charged by the Broward Sheriff’s Office with second-degree murder after Oswald Zambrano died on July 26, 2018. Broward Sheriff's Office

Zambrano, 40, died at Broward Health North, where he had been treated since he was rushed there after the incident.

According to Broward Sheriff’s detectives, Zambrano was parked in a handicapped space at Little Treasures Academy, 101 SE 11th Ave., when Julio Ramos approached him.

Ramos, 43, accused Zambrano of illegally using the parking spot and demanded that he get out of his car. Zambrano stepped out of his SUV, the men argued, and Ramos stabbed him repeatedly in the chest, BSO said. Ramos is now charged with second-degree murder.

The sheriff’s office is still investigating and asks that anyone with information call BSO Violent Crimes Det. Mark Warsaw at 954-321-4311.

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