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Miami police charge teacher’s gay ex-lover with murder

Monday, December 7, 2009

Gregory Higgs

Gregory Higgs


North Miami Police have determined Miami teacher Charles Brown was stabbed to death last week because he didn’t want to make a relationship work with his former boyfriend, Gregory Higgs, reports WTVJ-TV.

Higgs has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

According to a police report, neighbors watched in horror as Higgs stabbed Brown several times with a kitchen knife in the hallway at Inland Towers Apartment. Higgs, 53, then fled the scene but was captured a short time later.

Police believe the two men knew each other for a long time and had an intimate relationship for the past seven or eight years before brown broke it off for unknown reasons. Brown, a 54-year-old teacher at North Miami High School, began receiving threatening E-mails at work and Higgs also sent his angry letters to the Miami-Dade County School Board.

Police believe all Higgs wanted was an explanation for the break-up and he waited in the hallway at brown’s apartment to get it.

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