Criminal Law

A Florida Man Is Charged With the Murder of His LGBTQ+ Rights Activist Roommate

The roommate of Jorge Diaz-Johnston, a prominent LGBTQ+ rights activist whose body was found in a Florida landfill in January, has been charged with murder.

According to an indictment issued by a circuit court in Leon County, Fla., Steven Yinger, who had been living with Diaz-Johnston at Diaz-Johnston’s home in Tallahassee, allegedly strangled Diaz-Johnston and left his body in a trash pile at the Baker landfill in Jackson County.

Yinger, 37, then allegedly used Diaz-Johnston’s BMW, iPhone, cash and identity, according to the indictment. He faces charges of first-degree murder, tampering with evidence, grand theft and criminal use of personal identification information.

Read the source article at The Hill

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