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Miami police arrest hooker in man's birthday killing
Miami Herald ^ | Nov. 28, 2008 | DIANA MOSKOVITZ

Posted on 11/28/2008 2:02:08 PM PST by IbJensen

Rolando Santos

The mystery of a Miami businessman's murder after he vanished on his 45th birthday was solved Wednesday with the arrest of a crack-using prostitute, Miami police said.

The night of Nov. 14, after celebrating with his family, police said Rolando Santos withdrew money from an ATM, then picked up a prostitute. Her name, according to the police arrest report: Ivette Corporan, 25.

The encounter ended when Corporan pumped two bullets into Santos, police said.

Santos' body was found on the side of the road next to the Flagler Terrace Mini Park at Southwest Third Street and 56th Avenue, his white Chevrolet Impala parked nearby.

He was two miles from the home he shared with his sister in the 3200 block of Southwest 57th Avenue, near West Miami.

On Wednesday night, Corporan sat in a Miami-Dade County jail without bond, charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery, use of a firearm in a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

FINDING THE SUSPECT

Here is how investigators found Corporan, according to the arrest report:

For almost two weeks, investigators searched for clues. As far as his family knew, Santos, who owned Artistic Terrazzo Corp., a concrete and stone-work company, had celebrated his birthday at home and then headed to bed about 11:30 p.m.

Detectives said that shortly after that, Santos withdrew an undisclosed amount of money from the ATM at Interamerican Bank, 100 SW 57th Ave. What happened between then and the time his body was found was a mystery.

On Tuesday, witnesses told police that Corporan had told them she had killed a man. One of the witnesses claimed to have received Santos' stolen cellphone from Corporan.

Investigators found Corporan as she tried to board a bus for New Jersey and arrested her Wednesday, the arrest report states.

AN ALTERCATION

Corporan told police that in the early hours of Nov. 15 Santos had solicited her. She agreed, then ''entered victim's vehicle and in concert purchased and used crack cocaine,'' the report states.

While in the 5600 block of Southwest Third Street, Corporan refused to provide any further sexual favors. The two argued, the report says. Corporan jumped out of Santos' Impala and ran away.

Santos followed her and Corporan returned, only to get behind the wheel of Santos' car, the report said. They argued some more.

It ended when Corporan pulled out her gun and shot Santos, the report says. She grabbed Santos' phone and ran away.

About 1:30 a.m., a neighbor coming home saw the Impala parked on the side of the road. Santos' body lay on the sidewalk.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
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What a remarkable way to celebrate one's birthday.
1 posted on 11/28/2008 2:02:08 PM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen
Well, he went out with a "bang" no matter how you look at it.

Sometimes the gene pool is self-cleansing.

2 posted on 11/28/2008 2:05:35 PM PST by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
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To: IbJensen

Usually this is not even newsworthy in Miami, happens so often.


3 posted on 11/28/2008 2:06:02 PM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: rodguy911

I heard Miami actually went a month without a murder. Is this the one that broke the streak ?


4 posted on 11/28/2008 2:08:10 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: IbJensen

Rolando definitely did not get a happy ending.


5 posted on 11/28/2008 2:08:55 PM PST by RichInOC (Obama/Biden '08: "We Are Not Ruled By Murderers, But Only--By Their Friends."--Rudyard Kipling)
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To: RichInOC

Wonder if before he was blown away he got to blow out his candles?


6 posted on 11/28/2008 2:09:26 PM PST by IbJensen (The fat lady has sung and it was awful. Coming up: Maya Angelou!)
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To: IbJensen

Is there no honor among prostitutes?
At least earn your money first.

(that was cold wasn’t it?)


7 posted on 11/28/2008 2:12:23 PM PST by GQuagmire ( A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.)
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To: PLMerite

You probably should check into that since 75% of what happens in Miami is never reported.


8 posted on 11/28/2008 2:12:56 PM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: IbJensen

Maybe in an earlier birthday party FDR used his own birthday wish to wish Santos dead...


9 posted on 11/28/2008 2:13:01 PM PST by samtheman
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To: IbJensen

Bad biz for hookers, that’s like killing the golden goose.


10 posted on 11/28/2008 2:14:21 PM PST by PoliticalDookie
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To: IbJensen
after celebrating with his family, police said Rolando Santos withdrew money from an ATM, then picked up a prostitute

Must have been a dull party.

11 posted on 11/28/2008 2:15:59 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (Reagan is back, and this time he's a woman.)
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To: IbJensen

Just goes to show you that going to prostitutes will kill you.


12 posted on 11/28/2008 2:17:38 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: IbJensen

No pic of the girl?

Fail. ;)


13 posted on 11/28/2008 2:27:16 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: IbJensen
Dude, what do you want for your birthday?

I dunno, a homicidal hooker?

14 posted on 11/28/2008 2:29:08 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (There are 1513 days until marxist occupation ends. What are you doing to shorten the war?)
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To: IbJensen

Things got out of hand.


15 posted on 11/28/2008 2:31:18 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: IbJensen

Happy birthday. He shoulda stood in bed.


16 posted on 11/28/2008 2:32:02 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: IbJensen

Adds a whole new meaning to “blowing out the candles”.


17 posted on 11/28/2008 2:34:10 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Wonder what she charged?


18 posted on 11/28/2008 2:40:55 PM PST by IbJensen (The fat lady has sung and it was awful. Coming up: Maya Angelou!)
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To: IbJensen
Jeez, it's getting so bad that you can't even pick up a decent crack ho anymore.

They used to be so peaceful back in the old days.

19 posted on 11/28/2008 3:00:33 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Pablo64

My thought exactly!


20 posted on 11/28/2008 3:20:25 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: CE2949BB
Until we get an official picture of the crackwhore, the following will have to act as a stand-in.


21 posted on 11/28/2008 3:23:51 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: CE2949BB

Sentence first;verdict afterward. Until then... Guilty!!


22 posted on 11/29/2008 12:45:59 PM PST by Longtom
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To: GQuagmire

My Birthday is coming up ... where can I find some good hookers in the Cutler Bay area? Suggestions? Anyone?


23 posted on 06/22/2009 10:34:45 AM PDT by ftec33170 (I have a birthday coming up ;-))
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To: ftec33170; darkwing104; Old Sarge

Something tells me you won’t be here on your birthday.....


24 posted on 06/22/2009 10:45:05 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: OneWingedShark
"Just goes to show you that going to prostitutes will kill you."

Flies cause disease....so keeps yours closed....

25 posted on 06/22/2009 10:47:19 AM PDT by libs_kma (F.U.B.O.)
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To: ftec33170

Go to the local university and hook up with liberal chicks. They’re cheapier and easier than hookers and don’t like guns.

PS: IBTZ


26 posted on 06/22/2009 10:48:09 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: libs_kma

Indeed.


27 posted on 06/22/2009 4:50:44 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: IbJensen

That’s not the happy ending he paid for.


28 posted on 06/22/2009 4:51:58 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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