A 67-year-old man was arrested on Friday for 1st Degree Murder that allegedly took place in a homeless camp in Osceola County.
On Friday, Osceola Deputies were called to a homeless camp located in a wooded area near Siesta Lago Drive and North Poinciana Blvd about a dead body in the camp. Upon arriving deputies found 44-year-old Benjamin Venegas-Banales dead with obvious signs of trauma.
According to Osceola Deputies, Benjamin and 67-year-old Celeo Maldonado-Gala were involved in a verbal argument that lead to a physical fight, ending in Maldonado-Gala killing Benjamin.
Maldonado-Gala cooperated with the investigation and deputies arrested him for 1st degree murder.
Anyone with information related to this case or any other similar incidents, please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222.