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Relatives of slain former paratrooper sue condo complex

CLEARWATER — The family of a former 82nd Airborne paratrooper is suing the condo complex and the owners of the condominium where he was killed in November 2011.

Relatives of Vince Lee, 43, claim that the Eagle's Glen condo complex at 3151 Landmark Drive, where Lee had been living since May 2010, failed to warn Lee of prior crimes in the area. The complex also lacked "adequate" lighting and fencing, as well as landscaping maintenance, according to a complaint filed in Pinellas County earlier this month.

The defendants "owed to the deceased a duty to provide a safe and secure place to live," the complaint says.

On Nov. 16, 2011, Lee's body was discovered inside his apartment. Clearwater police determined he had been shot and stabbed multiple times. Earlier this month, police charged U.S. Army Maj. Roman Izzo, 35, with first-degree murder in connection to Lee's slaying.

Relatives of slain former paratrooper sue condo complex 11/20/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 2:07pm]
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