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Collier County woman found guilty with Second Degree Murder

Posted: 5:10 PM, Oct 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-17 17:10:21-04
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COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A Collier County woman has been charged with Second Degree Murder.

In a press release, the State Attorney Office says the incident happened in 2016 when Serbu contacted an 18-year-old offering him an away to make easy money.

However, Serbu, along with her brother, confronted the 18-year-old with allegations about her daughter.

The victim ran and was chased by Serbu and her brother.

Serbu’s brother started to fire at the victim and chased him into the mangroves.

A struggle over the gun ensued, the gun discharged, and Serbu’s brother John Vargas was shot.

John Vargas died as a result.

Serbu was able to subdue the victim, then shot and killed him.

Serbu will have sentencing on January 3rd 2020 and faces life in prison.