Crime

Miami-Dade man gets life for shooting fed witness, burning body

A convicted gun smuggler who shot and killed an associate-turned-government witness in a Miami-Dade warehouse and burned his body in the Redland area was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday.

Andres Campo murdered the witness, Erik Comesana, in May 2011 — just days before the victim planned to plead guilty to gun-trafficking charges. He had cut a cooperation deal to testify against Campo and his illegal Miami-Dade weapons business, which exported firearms to Colombia’s largest left-wing rebel group, the FARC.

In September, a federal jury found the 26-year-old Campo guilty of conspiracy, first-degree murder, obstruction of justice, firearms trafficking and unlawful possession of a weapon as a fugitive.

U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga gave Campo the maximum prison sentence.

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