Kyle Austin Pollett is accused of delivering a deadly amount of heroin to the victim before breaking into her house and shattering her cameras.
According to authorities, a Florida man who reportedly watched a lady die of a fentanyl overdose and then loaded up his vehicle with electronics from her residence faces first-degree murder and additional charges.
Kyle Austin Pollett, 26, is a habitual criminal accused of killing Lauren Jaffe on Jan. 20 with a fentanyl overdose and then destroying her home security system.
The grand jury indictment was released by State Attorney Melissa Nelson’s office on Thursday. Selling fentanyl, armed burglary, evidence tampering, possession of a controlled narcotic, and possession of cocaine are among the other allegations.
According to court filings, he attempted CPR on Jaffe after she fell unresponsive but gave up before stealing her television, computer, and phone, as well as destroying many video cameras around the house. According to prosecutors, he never called for help or reported Jaffe’s medical issue.
Investigators said that while he was reportedly smashing cameras, they were capturing him both inside and outside the residence.
Pollett allegedly moved her computer into his van while Jaffe was unconscious, then returned to the house with a hammer and a mask.
According to court documents, “Pollett is observed walking to the front door and noticing the Ring doorbell camera.” “Pollett then comes to the front door while wearing a mask on his face.”
He allegedly broke the first camera with a hammer, threw another underwater, and stuffed a third into the freezer, though investigators never discovered it.
Jaffe’s roommate used the Find My Friends app to track down her phone’s last known location before it was turned off. According to investigators, the woman was pronounced dead at the hospital about 11 a.m. on the day she died. Meanwhile, her phone’s last ping emerged more than an hour later at a location on Dignan Street, some 20 miles distant.
The roommate told Fox News Digital that she didn’t know Pollett but thought he might have known the victim.
Later that evening, when police discovered Pollett’s 2003 Ford van, they allegedly discovered crack cocaine and fentanyl in an Altoids jar inside.
Pollett admitted to going to Jaffe’s house, but said it was just to buy a virtual reality headset from the victims, according to police.
According to court filings, “Pollett refused to answer any additional questions once he was faced regarding the Ring camera surveillance footage.”
His lawyer could not be reached for comment right away.
Pollett was also convicted of having heroin and presenting a false name to police in Clay County in 2018 and sentenced to time served, according to court documents. Over the years, he was charged with various more offenses, including marijuana possession and suspected assault and violence on a girlfriend in 2017.
When the victim tried to get her phone back, he allegedly snatched it and punched her in the face. “The victim was face down on the bed when the suspect rushed on top of her and started beating her with clenched fists on her sides and back,” according to court documents.
According to court documents, he was on probation at the time for assaulting the same victim.
He was charged in 2013 for taking a woman’s iPhone from her purse in a supermarket. He was on bond for a second burglary.
According to Fox News Digital, Nelson’s office has been tough on repeat criminals, seeking the harshest sentences available for them, which has resulted in a decline in violent crime in her neighborhood, despite surges in other major cities throughout the country.
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