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Hialeah man’s slaying in gold-chain robbery captured in video

Shot to death over a gold chain

Video surveillance of the robbery and murder of 77-year-old Armando Alcala in Hialeah in February 2010. One of the accused killers, Errol Latson, was in Miami-Dade circuit court on Friday for a hearing in which the video was played.
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Video surveillance of the robbery and murder of 77-year-old Armando Alcala in Hialeah in February 2010. One of the accused killers, Errol Latson, was in Miami-Dade circuit court on Friday for a hearing in which the video was played.

Prosecutors on Friday played surveillance video that they said shows a Miami man fatally shooting his elderly victim during a gold-chain robbery in Hialeah.

The video was played for a judge in the case against Errol Latson, 27, who is accused of murdering 77-year-old Armando Alcala back in February 2010.

Authorities allege Latson and another man, Liugans Wilson, attacked the man in broad daylight as he was taking out the trash at an apartment building on the 1200 block of West 35th Street.

They two are alleged to have stolen Alcala's gold chain, shot him and drove off a red 1991 Oldsmobile Intrigue. Police officers caught up with the men later, finding the gold chain and a gun in the car.

Wilson, 37, is awaiting trial. Friday’s hearing was not the murder trial for Latson, but a probation violation hearing in which he faces up to 40 years in prison.

At the time of the shooting, Latson was on probation for carrying a concealed weapon and burglary. Alacala was retired, having last worked retrieving balls at a golf course.

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