Victim’s Last Facebook Post Leads Police to Suspected Killer

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January 25, 2012 ‐ By

Facebook has proven to be good for something but in a sad way. A chance post by 21-year-old Octavia Barnett just moments before she was shot to death may have led police to her suspected killer.

The mother of two posted a status update saying her ex-boyfriend, Lineten Belizaire, was at the door of her Florida home. Not long after, she was shot dead along with her friend, Natasha Plummer, and her six-month-old son, Carlton Stringer Jr. Octavia’s 11-month-old son was found in her dead arms and was the only survivor of the shooting. Police believe he was spared by Lineten because he’s his son.

Investigators only revealed part of Octavia’s last post in which she wrote the phrases “open the door” and “who is it.” She also referred to her 11-month-old son, writing “your daddy came back from out of town from 4monthes [sic] ago better late then [sic] never.”

With no leads after police arrived on the scene, they say her last posting was crucial to the case.

“Octavia Barnett’s last posting actually pointed to the suspect, and thankfully she did that because that one post on Facebook could be the thing that brings justice to this case,’ said Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti.

“There was no 911 call at that time. There was an entry on her Facebook page indicating he was at her door. We believe that shortly after that post is when the incident occurred.”

Sgt Dave Elwood, agreed:

“I don’t know if that was her intention at the time. I don’t know if she had a feeling or some kind of premonition, but it definitely has become helpful in this case, extremely.”

Lineten was previously arrested in 2008 for aggravated assault with a firearm stemming from a domestic violence incident, but prosecutors dropped the case when he failed to appear at depositions. He’s now been charged with three counts of first degree murder in this case.

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  • Kidd Goblin

    Just to clear things up, it wasn’t her child that was killed. The roommate and her child, Krystal Plummer and Carlton Stringer Jr, we’re murdered along with the other girl Octavaia Barnett. Octavia only had one child (the only survivor.)

  • Monica

    I feel deeply for both families that have to deal with this tragedy.  I also think 9 out of 10 times, women know what kind of man they are dealing with.  She probably knew about his previous charge in 2008 and chose to hook up, sleep with or what ever kind of relationship the two of them had.  Which a child was a product of.  Some women tend to be drawn to disrespectful, simple, ignorant, no morals or values, uncouth men.  Then when something tragic happens, everyone is surprised.  I’m not. 

    • Sloyd78

      So its her fault that she, her child and her child are now dead? Cuz that’s what its sounds like you are implying by saying she “chose to hook up, sleep with….which a child was the product of” The fact that she decided to date this man doesn’t mean she deserved it nor is it her fault.

      • Ross Tandem

        If she used the courts to get interfere in his financial life…that could be a motivator. 
        Collecting child support, a woman can use the courts to collect.  Most times she doesn’t even get a full amount due to attorney fees and “adminstration charges” so she goes back to court and asks for more.  Wicked system, but a way to mess with another’s cash flow.  That could’ve been a motive. 

    • Sloyd78

      So its her fault that she, her child and her child are now dead? Cuz that’s what its sounds like you are implying by saying she “chose to hook up, sleep with….which a child was the product of” The fact that she decided to date this man doesn’t mean she deserved it nor is it her fault.

  • Monica

    I feel deeply for both families that have to deal with this tragedy.  I also think 9 out of 10 times, women know what kind of man they are dealing with.  She probably knew about his previous charge in 2008 and chose to hook up, sleep with or what ever kind of relationship the two of them had.  Which a child was a product of.  Some women tend to be drawn to disrespectful, simple, ignorant, no morals or values, uncouth men.  Then when something tragic happens, everyone is surprised.  I’m not. 

  • http://twitter.com/BrandyPassion BrandyPassion

    Why kill her if you’ll didnt get along then contuine to stay away…You was already out of the picture for 4 months why come back now and to kill a baby I hope they give it to him in prison..smh

    • Ross Tandem

      Child support/extortion payments.  A man ( usually always a man) can have their wages garnished, can be put in jail for not paying child support.  That can be a motivator in just killing the person who instigated collection on you.  Not condoning, yet, it ain’t right either way.  A man can wish to have nothing to do with the woman, yet she can always use the courts to get into his life.  Welcomed or not.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rhonda-Marie/100001514647800 Rhonda Marie

        When women have children and are left to raise them alone, they don’t
        kill anyone for having to devote all of their time and resources to the
        child. But a man gets to use paying child support as an excuse to go kill
        folks??

        The man doesn’t need to have anything to do with the woman, he just needs to be a father to his kids. And if he doesn’t want to do that, he probably shouldn’t go around spreading his sperm…but of course, few people these days want to be accountable for anything that they do, and want to blame everyone but themselves.

  • http://twitter.com/BrandyPassion BrandyPassion

    Why kill her if you’ll didnt get along then contuine to stay away…You was already out of the picture for 4 months why come back now and to kill a baby I hope they give it to him in prison..smh

  • Thughpassion

    Why kill her if you’ll didnt get along then contuine to stay away…You was already out of the picture for 4 months why come back now and to kill a baby I hope they give it to him in prison..smh

  • Thughpassion

    Why kill her if you’ll didnt get along then contuine to stay away…You was already out of the picture for 4 months why come back now and to kill a baby I hope they give it to him in prison..smh

    • Ross Tandem

      Child support/extortion payments.  A man ( usually always a man) can have their wages garnished, can be put in jail for not paying child support.  That can be a motivator in just killing the person who instigated collection on you.  Not condoning, yet, it ain’t right either way.  A man can wish to have nothing to do with the woman, yet she can always use the courts to get into his life.  Welcomed or not.

      • LaLaLaMeansILoveYou

        You sound like a SERIOUS deadbeat. If you have to be “extorted” to support your own child that you helped to create, then yes, the courts may need to be called upon to make you man up.

        Ross T. you just sound like a trifling type of person

  • Kikinm79

    Dropped the case in 2008  because he failed to appear, how does that work? So you just commit a crime, don’t show up to court and the prosecutors say “aww man we almost had him”? What ever happens to warrants search etc and  I’m asking seriously, am I missing something?

    • NewonScene

      That’s exactly what I was wondering!!!! 

    • NewonScene

      That’s exactly what I was wondering!!!! 

    • nolegirl

      no the victim did not show up , and when the victim do not show up they usually drop the charges

  • Squeezablechic

    The people in the earlier times had the right idea…off with his &$(%!^€ head!!

  • Kianaroulette

    Scary.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LPDQRWCX4UVPVSXFDRE2CNE4BQ Jessica

    people have no love or humanity left in them at all. what kind of person can point a gun at a helpless baby and pull the trigger?? a 6 mo old who was probably asleep anyway. disgusting!!!

  • Priscilla

    WE GOTTA PRAY FOR THE  FAMILIES TO BE STRONG AND LEAN ON GOD FOR STRENGTH AND UNDERSTANDING AS TO WHY THIS HAPPEN TO THEIR FAMILY, MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS,.. IT IS A TIME TO PRAY PEOPLE………  

  • Julie3

    A six month old too. Why?

  • tee

    In Jail, he will be raped. YAYY!!

  • http://www.SassyGirlTees.com/ rockwyld

    This sickens me to no end. I’m so sorry for the family and the young son that will have to know that his father killed his mother and other sibling (lets not forget the best friend). Please ladies take threats seriously and do what you can to protect yourselves. People are getting crazier by the day!

  • NicciNic

    I feel bad for his kid. Imagine growing up knowing that his father murdered his mother and sibling in cold blood. I hurt for their whole family and their loss but my heart truly aches for that little boy

    • http://twitter.com/Ysheena1 Ysheena

      Exactly what I was thinking. This child is scared. Pray for his mind. Cause thats something serious to live with when he gets older.

      • NicciNic

        I hope and pray he’s surrounded by love cause Lord knows he’s going to need it

  • janubie

    This really hurts my heart 

  • Guest

    Murder is always disturbing but to kill a child…a baby one has become demon possessed.  That is the only “rationale” I can come up with. Must hug my babies when I get off.

  • Shelourb

    I’m hurting for the family members of these two beautiful women. The child….is killing me!!! why,why,why did he loser ace had to ruin three people lives? and dude had a girlfriend!?! so why and bother you child’s mother???? the piece of doodie turd can really kill a 6month old baby; but spare his?!? he didn’t even think about sparing the other child life…..WTF can a 6 month old baby to a 20 year old male to make him that mad????? What about how that child father feels. Grrrh…..im so freaking pist!!!! Grow the eff up black males and black women love your children to the maximum…..because if you don’t he might just end up in jail….or take someone else child life.

    Oh Karma is going to have a field day with him…..once that ace hit the cell; its going to be a wrap when the other inmates found out what he did. I hope they take their time with him….never let someone as heartless as murderers get away easy and painless!

  • Brittany

    I hope they catch the monster who did this!  Such a senseless killing!!!!

    • Shelourb

      they caught him a day ago….i not for sure what date. but they do have him and i hope he gets everything he deserve……#IhateLOWlifes