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Florida man arrested in slaying during a tree-house robbery

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 18:18:03-05

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities arrested a man after police said he stabbed a man to death during a robbery in a tree house.

The Keynoter reports Wednesday’s incident stemmed from a crack cocaine deal, and a woman’s throat was cut during the crime.

Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies say the victim, 59-year-old Mathew Bonnett, was at a home inside trailer park and tried to help a neighbor who was being robbed by two masked men. He wasn’t involved in the drug deal, officials said, but was trying to be a good Samaritan.

Officials said the female victim lived in a tree house in the trailer park.

Rory Hank Wilson was charged with murder and robbery. The 49-year-old is being held at the Monroe County Jail.