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Florida man faces first-degree murder charge over woman’s overdose death after allegedly stopping CPR

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A Florida man who allegedly saw a woman die from an overdose of fentanyl and then filled her van with electronics from her apartment is facing first-degree murder and other charges, according to the indictment.

Kyle Austin Pollett, 26, is a repeat offender who is now accused of killing Lauren Jaffe with a dose of fentanyl and then smashing her home security system on January 20th.

State Attorney Melissa Nelson’s office announced the grand jury’s indictment on Thursday. Other charges include sale of fentanyl, armed burglary, tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of cocaine.

Legal documents claim that he tried CPR on Jaffe after she did not respond, but gave up his efforts before stealing her TV, computer and phone and cracking several surveillance cameras around the home. At no point did he call for help or report Jaffe’s medical emergency, according to prosecutors.

Kyle Austin Pollett is accused of killing Lauren Jaffe with a dose of fentanyl and then smashing her home security system on January 20th.

Kyle Austin Pollett is accused of killing Lauren Jaffe with a dose of fentanyl and then smashing her home security system on January 20th.
(Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office)

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But when he allegedly smashed cameras, they recorded him both inside and outside the house, according to investigators.

When Jaffe fainted, Pollett allegedly put his computer in his van and then returned to the house with a hammer and wearing a mask.

“Pollett is seen walking to the front door and noticing the Ring doorbell camera,” according to court documents. “Pollett then turns away and puts a mask on his face and walks to the front door.”

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He allegedly smashed the first camera with the hammer, threw another underwater and appeared to stop a third in the freezer, though investigators never found it.

Jaffe’s roommate used the Find My Friends app to find the last location on her phone before it was turned off. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital around 11 a.m. on the day she died, according to authorities. Meanwhile, the last ping of her phone appeared at an address on Dignan Street, about 20 miles away, more than an hour later.

The roommate told Fox News Digital that she did not know Pollett, but thought he might be an acquaintance of the victim.

When police found Pollett’s 2003 Ford van later that evening, they allegedly found crack cocaine and fentanyl in an Altoids container inside.

Police said Pollett admitted to having visited Jaffe’s residence, but claimed it was only to buy a virtual reality headset from the victims.

“Pollett declined to answer further questions when confronted with the Ring camera surveillance footage,” according to court documents.

His lawyer could not be immediately reached for comment.

Court records show that Pollett was also convicted of possessing heroin and giving a false name to police in Clay County in 2018 and sentenced to sentencing. He faced several other charges over the years, including a charge of marijuana and of the alleged assault and violence against a girlfriend in 2017.

In that case, he allegedly took the victim’s phone and punched her in the face as she tried to get it back. Then, according to court documents, “the victim was face down on the bed and the suspect jumped on top of her and started punching her with closed fists on her sides and back.”

He was on probation for having attacked the same victim at the time, according to court documents.

In 2013, he was accused of stealing a woman’s iPhone from her purse in a supermarket. He was on guard for yet another burglary

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As Fox News Digital has reported, Nelson’s office has cracked down on repeat offenders, seeking the harshest possible punishments and leading to a drop in violent crime in her community, which is at odds with increases in other major cities across the country.

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