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Police: Army Major charged for 2011 Clearwater murder

Police: Army Major charged for 2011 Clearwater murder

CLEARWATER, Fla. (970 WFLA) -- Clearwater Police said their detectives have arrested a suspect in the murder of a man two years ago.

Police said 35-year-old Roman Izzo, a Major in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Leavenworth, was arrested Thursday by Clearwater detectives who flew to Kansas. They said he had been indicted by a Pinellas county grand jury the day before.

Police said Izzo is being charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of 43-year-old Vincent Edward Lee. Lee was found slain inside his condominium on Nov. 16, 2011, according to police, off Landmark Drive in the Countryside area.

Police also said Izzo is married to Lee's former wife and that Lee and his ex-wife were involved in a dispute over custody and living arrangements for their children after the couple divorced.

Izzo is being held in the Leavenworth County jail pending extradition to Clearwater, police said.

Photo provided by the Clearwater Police Department.


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