Man accused of brutally beating homeless man with shopping cart appears in bail court
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Florida – A 36-year-old man accused of brutally beating another man on Saturday night in Miami-Dade County appeared in court on Monday.
Dexter McQueen was very talkative when he appeared in bond court. The judge read details of the case in the arrest report, which said McQueen stomped on the victim and used a shopping cart to bang her head.
“You have two serious charges, sir,” Miami-Dade County Judge Mindy Glazer told McQueen. “You have one case, you’re charged with attempted second degree murder, and then the other case, you’re charged with attempted aggravated battery.”
“Oh yeah, yeah,” McQueen replied, seeming to laugh.
Police said the violent encounter began as an argument outside a CVS near the intersection of Southwest Eighth Street and 122nd Avenue.
“He said what did I do at my feet?” What did he say I did at my feet? McQueen asked the judge as she read him the arrest report.
“That you stomped on the victim’s head,” replied the judge.
Witnesses said they were shocked to see what was going on.
“All of a sudden I see a shopping cart – a blue shopping cart picked up in the air and slammed on the ground,” a witness said.
Local 10 spoke to a firefighter who was in his personal car in the area when the attack occurred. He said he stopped, got out and tried to stop the crime from going any further.
“I have a concealed weapons license. I reached out in my car and grabbed my pistol and held it at gunpoint, ”he said.
Florida Highway Patrol soldiers arrested McQueen shortly after.
Miami-Dade Fire Department personnel transported the victim to Kendall Regional Medical Center. Authorities say he is a homeless man who is now in critical condition.
“It is likely that he will not survive,” the prosecutor said.
“I’m sorry to hear that,” Glazer replied before ordering the suspect to stay away from the victim.
McQueen is being held in lieu of $ 100,000 bail as the victim fights for his life in the hospital.
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