Man Nabbed in Halliburton Relative's Murder

Dayont'e Omar Resiles charged with first-degree murder
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2014 8:33 AM CDT
Man Nabbed in Halliburton Relative's Murder
In this April 15, 2009, file photo, the Halliburton sign adorns the side of a machine being used by the company at a site in Rulison, Colo.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Authorities have arrested a man in the case of a Halliburton relative found murdered in a bathtub. Police say Dayont'e Omar Resiles broke into Jill Halliburton Su's Florida mansion in a gated community Monday and killed her around 11:30am, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. "It appears it was a burglary" but "we cannot say how he got in or out," the Davie police captain said yesterday, per NBC Miami. "Evidence that we were able to obtain on scene led us to the arrest of Mr. Resiles, who is being charged with first-degree homicide." He added the investigation is continuing, however, "because it's not clear if there was any sort of personal connection. I don't want to discount anybody."

CBS Miami reports Resiles has a history of breaking into upscale homes but was not seen on surveillance at the community's gate. "It is nerve-racking," says a resident. "I don't know how this person got in." Su and her husband, a prominent insect expert, had returned from a trip to Malaysia just a day before the murder. Their son, Justin, 20, discovered his mother's body in the master bathroom of the home. A glass door had been broken and items were taken; they haven't been recovered. "A hole has been left in my heart," daughter Amanda, 24, wrote on Facebook. "Nothing is going to make my life feel whole again." The Sun Sentinel notes that Su was a distant relative of the founder of the oil services conglomerate and not an heir to any Halliburton fortune. (Read more Jill Halliburton Su stories.)

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