Hialeah mother, son arrested in death of estranged husband

HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - A mother and son have been arrested in connection to the death of a man in Hialeah.

Jason Gonzalez, 18, and his mother Yunet Enriquez, 39, were charged with second-degree murder with a weapon and armed burglary.

Juan Jose Mesa, 45, was found dead next to a silver sedan near Okeechobee Road and the Palmetto Expressway on Monday.

Police released surveillance video showing an argument that took place earlier that same day between Mesa and Enriquez — Mesa’s estranged wife — in the area of West 12th Avenue and 25th Place.

Detectives said the video contradicts statements made by the suspects.

Police said Gonzalez claimed Mesa was dragging his mother, Enriquez, to his car, and he stabbed him in her defense.

The video, however, showed the mother and son chasing after Mesa. They held the car door open while Gonzalez repeatedly stabbed Mesa.

Mesa drove from the scene but was later found dead next to his car.

Neighbors said they were shocked to learn what happened.

“I saw her a couple times. She seems nice, but that’s all I know. I don’t know nothing about her,” said Luis Arencibia. “This is sad. It’s bad for anybody.”

Gonzalez and Enriquez both face one count of second-degree murder with a weapon and one count of armed burglary. The armed burglary charge is related to the two allegedly reaching into the vehicle and attacking a person while they’re in a vehicle.

The mother and son are being held without bond.

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