Man Fatally Stabbed on MD to FL Bike Ride
Updated: Wednesday, September 3 2014, 10:38 AM EDT
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a Connecticut man who was biking from Maryland to Miami to propose to his girlfriend was fatally stabbed by a homeless man outside a McDonald's restaurant.
The Vero Beach News Journal (http://bit.ly/1vMytn3 ) reports that 28-year-old Kevin Adorno stopped at the restaurant Monday night and was talking to his girlfriend on a cellphone when he was attacked.
Witnesses say Adorno stumbled into the restaurant. One person started administering aid while another called 911. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Officers arrested 59-year-old Rene Herrera Cruz at a Burger King aross the street. He is charged with first-degree murder. Cruz told officers he thought Adorno was directing people by cellphone to attack him.
Police Chief David Currey says the trip was a "bucket list" item for Adorno.
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