Tragic Double Homicide in Miami – Mother and Daughter Fatally Shot, Ex-Boyfriend Charged with Murder

Tragedy struck in Miami on Wednesday as a mother and daughter were fatally shot in their apartment, leading to murder charges against the daughter’s ex-boyfriend. Isbelsy Olivera, 22, and her mother, Irisbel Cartalla, 50, lost their lives in the incident that occurred at approximately 9 a.m., according to the Miami Police Department.

Carlos Travieso, 48, the alleged perpetrator, reportedly arrived at the West Miami Police Department minutes after the incident and, speaking in Spanish, claimed to have “assassinated” two people, as outlined in an arrest report. A witness to the shooting later identified Travieso in a photo lineup.

Surveillance footage reviewed by the police purportedly showed Travieso walking around the apartment complex roughly 30 minutes before the shooting. He entered the building after Cartalla opened the door to let out the witness, according to the arrest report. Once inside the apartment, Travieso allegedly followed Cartalla and revealed a concealed gun.

In a press release, the police referred to Travieso as an “estranged ex-boyfriend,” with NBC Miami reporting that he was Olivera’s ex-boyfriend. Travieso faces two counts of first-degree murder and is currently held without bond. It remains unclear whether he has entered a plea, and reports suggest he has been assigned a public defender.

Leading up to the tragic incident, Travieso posted cryptic messages on his Facebook page. On November 24, he shared a video captioned “On my way to my new life in Arizona bye Miami nothing left here,” along with crying emojis. In the days preceding the shooting, he posted a farewell message expressing gratitude to God for forgiveness, stating, “I’m ready for everything amen,” accompanied by prayer hand emojis.

A GoFundMe campaign has been initiated to raise funds for the funeral arrangements of the mother and daughter, collecting over $2,500. Isbelsy Olivera would have celebrated her 23rd birthday on December 21, while Irisbel Cartalla would have turned 51 on the upcoming Saturday. The community now grapples with the aftermath of this devastating event, mourning the lives lost and seeking to support the grieving family.

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