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Man facing vehicular homicide charges in deaths of 3 in Lauderhill, police say

Deshawn Prince crashed car in water killing 3, police say

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Lauderhill police have arrested a man believed to have been under the influence of alcohol when he drove into a body of water in January, killing three people.

Deshawn Prince, 24, was arrested Thursday on charges that include three counts of vehicular homicide, three counts of DUI causing death to any human,  DUI, and two counts of DUI with damage to property or a person, police said. 

Lauderhill police and paramedics were called to the 4000 block of Inverrary Boulevard West on Jan. 10 after receiving a  report of a vehicle in a body of water.

Shaquille Barrow, 22, Nathaniel Morgan, 25,  and Tyrese Barrow, 14, were removed from the vehicle. All of them died after being taken from the water, police said.

Detectives said it took a while to make an arrest because they were waiting for toxicology reports to come in, which showed that Prince had alcohol and marijuana in his system when he crashed the car.

Family members of the victims appeared in court Friday and said they hoped that the judge would not release Prince on bond.

"He had no remorse. He doesn't care what happens to nobody. He should not be out in society and he should definitely not be driving," one relative said.

Prince's attorney asked for the judge to set a reasonable bond, but the judge went with the state's recommendation, giving Prince the maximum $526,000 bond for the eight charges he faces.

Prince is being held in the main Broward County Jail.