MIAMI. The South Florida man was charged with murder in the first degree after police claimed he killed a person during a fight about a dog who was defecating in a backyard.

A grand jury found guilty Omar Rodriguez on Wednesday after Miami-Dade police claimed he had shot Jose Rey twice for allegedly having his dog feces on the lawn of Rodriguez’s son. Rey was killed by his injuries in the middle of last month.

The lawyer for Rodriguez, Alan Ross, says Ray began a heated argument and then followed Rodriguez using a knife.

The Miami Herald reports that this shooting came as the result of years of threats, harassment and false allegations made by Rodriguez against different residents. Rodriguez was detained multiple times, but never received a severe prison sentence.

Since 2008 residents have filed more than 140 police complaints against Rodriguez. Rodriguez also has filed numerous lawsuits in handwriting against neighbors and police.

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