Death row inmate found guilty again in new Casey's Nickelodeon trial

Pablo Ibar convicted of killing bar owner, 2 women in 1994

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor

Family members of the victims hug after Pablo Ibar is found guilty of the Casey's Nickelodeon murders in 1994.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A death row inmate who received a new trial was found guilty again Saturday in the so-called Casey's Nickelodeon murder case.

Pablo Ibar was accused of killing Casimir "Butch Casey" Sucharski, Sharon Anderson and Marie Rogers in 1994. Surveillance video showed two men enter a home in Miramar, then bind, beat and shoot the three victims execution style.

Ibar and another man, Seth Penalver, were convicted in separate trials and sentenced to death row. But Penalver was acquitted in 2012 after receiving a new trial.

At the most recent trial, Ibar's defense attorneys' argued a shirt used to cover one of the killer's faces failed to tie Ibar to the crime.

"There's been tons of errors, we think, so we'll be appealing," defense attorney Fred Haddad said after the verdict. "There are a lot of evidential issues that have to be raised."

Ibar was granted a second trial after the Florida Supreme Court ruled that his defense lawyer did an inadequate job of representing him during his trial in 2000. The jury deadlocked in Ibar's first trial in 1997.

Sucharski was the owner of the Casey's Nickelodeon bar in Pembroke Park.

 

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