A man walked into the lobby of the Miami-Dade County Jail on day carrying a toothbrush and personal effects and told jailers he killed his parents.
Within hours, Carlos Brito, 38, was under arrest. He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder after his confession led police to his parents' bodies, said Detective Juan Del Castillo of Miami-Dade Police.
When Brito walked in at 7 a.m., he had a very quiet demeanor, said Armando Quinoa, an administrative lieutenant at the jail.
"He just came in . . . and gave himself up, basically," Quinoa said. "There wasn't really much to say."
Brito told authorities he had a dispute with his parents over money and shot them Friday, Del Castillo said.
Police found the bodies in the home Brito shared with his parents in West Kendall, southwest of Miami.
The victims are Cristobal Brito and Hortencia Brito, both about 60, Del Castillo said.
"The house was locked up, they had to forcibly gain entry, and then they found the parents . . . in the bedroom _ shot to death," Del Castillo said.
Police then obtained a warrant to fully search the Brito home. They were still at the scene 12 hours after Brito confessed to the slayings.