Trial set for Kendall man accused of fatally shooting AAA contractor

Jesus Esquivel, 63, was upset about the response time, police say


MIAMI – A Kendall man's trial has been set for Oct. 23 after he was arrested last month for allegedly fatally shooting a AAA contractor because he was angry about the response time.

Jesus Esquivel, 63, was present at Wednesday's hearing.

Another hearing before the trial is scheduled for Oct. 12.

According to a Miami-Dade police report, Esquivel was waiting July 11 at his Kendall home on Southwest 87th Court for AAA to fix a malfunctioning car battery.

When the technician called Esquivel to tell him that he was on the way, Esquivel became irate and threatened the technician, police said.

The technician called AAA dispatch and asked to be removed from the service call because of the threats, police said.

AAA then assigned Magdiel Hernandez, 38, to the service call, police said. Hernandez was an employee of a company contracted by AAA.

When Hernandez arrived, Esquivel confronted him and shot him multiple times, police said.

Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene.

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