Tony Joiner, former UF football star, arrested in wifes murder

He was taken into custody in Lake Wales and charged with second-degree murder in the 2016 Valentine’s Day shooting death of his wife, Heyzel Obando.

More than three years following the suspicious death of Heyzel Obando in Fort Myers, a former Haines City and University of Florida football star has been arrested in his wife’s murder.

Earl “Tony” Joiner, 33, was taken into custody Saturday after the Polk County Sheriff’s Office executed an arrest warrant obtained by the Fort Myers Police Department.

Joiner was being held with no bond in the Polk County Jail on Sunday, charged with second-degree murder. He will be transferred to the Lee County Jail following first appearance.

According to reports, Obando was found fatally shot inside her Fort Myers apartment complex home on Valentine’s Day 2016. Her death had remained unsolved prior to the allegations now facing Joiner.

Two months following the discovery of her body, Fort Myers

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