‘I killed my ex’s dumba-- boyfriend’: Video shows murder suspect confessing to cops

NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. – New video obtained by Local 10 News shows a shooting suspect confessing to killing his ex’s new boyfriend and shooting his wife in North Bay Village Monday.

Police said Jose Aranibar-Camacho, 41, of Virginia Gardens, shot the two at an apartment on 7920 East Drive because he was angry his ex “was in a new relationship with (the man) and that (he) was living with her,” a police report states.

He told police he “arrived at the victims’ apartment over two hours prior to the homicide and waited in his vehicle thinking he was going to ‘take’ the (man’s) ‘soul,’” detectives said.

In the video, Aranibar-Camacho is seen lying prone, handcuffed and speaking to North Bay Village police officers in Spanish.

The clip shows him confessing to the crime.

Officer: “Do you speak Spanish?”

Suspect: “Yes.”

Officer: “What did you do?”

Suspect: “I killed my ex’s dumba-- boyfriend”

Officer: “Where?”

Suspect: “In apartment 7.”

Neighbor (in background): “Oh my god.”

Suspect: “...and I shot my girlfriend too.”

Spanish translation

Aranibar-Camacho’s daughter, whom he shared with his ex-girlfriend, later identified as Brittany Springmyer, was in the apartment at the time of the shooting. She was unhurt.

Miami-Dade police initially reported that Springmyer and Aranibar-Camacho were married, but Springmyer’s family later said that the two “were never married and had been separated for months.”

Krystal Cruz, a neighbor, said Camacho was calm while detained by police.

“He actually threw the gun right there under my window,” she said.

It was Cruz who took the video of Camacho confessing to police.

In addition to charges of murder and attempted murder, he also faces a misdemeanor charge of child neglect.

The police report stated Camacho appeared to be on drugs and alcohol at the time of the shooting.

Miami-Dade Judge Mindy Glazer ordered Aranibar-Camacho be held without bond Tuesday.

Monday’s homicide was the first murder in North Bay Village since 2012.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct the nature of the relationship between Aranibar-Camacho and Brittany Springmyer.

About the Authors:

Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.

Chris Gothner joined the Local 10 News team in 2022 as a Digital Journalist.