Florida man accused of killing suspected ‘peeping Tom’

Florida man accused of killing suspected ‘peeping Tom’
A Florida man now faces a manslaughter charge in last year’s beating death of a prowler with a track record of “peeping Tom” arrests. (Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man now faces a manslaughter charge in last year’s beating death of a prowler with a track record of “peeping Tom” arrests.

News outlets report 30-year-old Victor Van Vickery II was arrested last week in the death of 57-year-old Asaad Akar.

Fort Lauderdale police records say Vickery and his girlfriend at the time noticed someone peering into her window around midnight on July 2, 2018. She said Vickery ran outside to hold the man as she called police. Vickery, naked, told officers he had found Akar with his pants unzipped.

Records show the woman later got restraining orders against Vickery, who pleaded not guilty to the sexual battery of an ex-girlfriend in August 2018.

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