Sandro Michel Hit His Wife While She Drove; She Lost Control and Crashed in a Lake; He Died

Categories: Crime, Crime
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Broward Sheriff's Office
Sandro Michel, shown here after a May arrest for domestic violence, died after hitting his wife while she was driving, causing her to drive into a lake.
A domestic-violence dispute early yesterday morning in Pembroke Park ended with a car plunging into a lake, one man dying, and sheriff's deputies jumping in to rescue his wife and 3-year-old daughter.

According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, someone phoned in a report about a couple fighting around 12:30 a.m. yesterday in the 3800 block of SW 20th Street, but when deputies arrived, they couldn't find anyone.

That's because 27-year-old Sandro Michel was hitting his wife (he had three prior domestic-violence arrests) while she was driving, causing her to lose control of the car and plunge into a lake.

A BSO corporal then heard "cries for help" coming from somewhere in the darkness, when she noticed it was a woman struggling to stay afloat in the lake.

Deputies Casimiro Navarro and Michael Francis hopped in the water, and Navarro was able to pull Michel's wife to safety -- although she was screaming that her 3-year-old daughter was still stuck in the car.

Navarro swam back out and noticed the girl's limp body float to the surface.

The girl was taken to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, and as of yesterday evening, she was in critical but stable condition, according to the sheriff's office.

Michel's wife was taken to the hospital but has since been released, and Michel himself was found dead inside the car in the lake.

Michel's body was taken to the medical examiner's office, and the BSO homicide investigation unit will continue looking into what happened, the sheriff's office says.

According to the Broward Clerk's Office, Michel has been arrested three times on domestic-violence charges, the most recent one ending with his being sentenced in May to probation.

Criminal traffic charges were also filed yesterday against Michel by the Pembroke Pines Police Department -- due to an unrelated incident -- which was the fifth criminal traffic case brought up against him.


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Mariebattis
Mariebattis

Finally, an abuser gets exactly what he deserves.... 

FQS9000
FQS9000

He just needed help.  If he only had a bigger welfare check or a better section 8 house this tragedy could have been avoided.  Maybe an anger management class would have helped.

Alas, where was the government?  He was failed by the system.  This is so sad. 

Patrick
Patrick

Just plain ledswothless!

A friend of the decesed
A friend of the decesed

All you ppl on here are talking so much shit about a man who is DEAD you do not know the truth NOBODY does but him who is dead the wife and GOD.. You all need to SHUT the FUCK up and get a life already.. The man is DEAD and is not here to defend him self in anyway so there is no real truth to what happen.. all this shit you ppl on here talking I am sure a few or more of you have had your share of troubles.NOW stop running your mouth and let the man rest in PEACE.. TOO all you on here FUCK OFF........

diamond guide
diamond guide

We have been getting many new users lately who don't seem to know the finer points of our rules. 

Saffy
Saffy

sounds like karma to me.

Rowdy
Rowdy

So...was the 3 yr old not in a car seat? How did she get out of the car and float to the surface? Just curiousity...Hope she makes a full recovery. Although, in reference to kat's post - the gene pool carries on since this was the crapheads daughter...

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

ONE LESS PIECE OF TRASH GONE   HOPE THE 3YR IS OK  LESSON LEARNED WHEN YOUR MAN HURTS YOU   LEAVE WITH THE KIDS.

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

now hes morgue meat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Karma is a wet and cold hard bitch ain't it? the price of arresting a wife beater, about $1000, housing a wife beater, $120,000 a year per year, wife beater dying at his own hands.......Priceless

kat
kat

I think that deserves a Darwin Award...or at least an honorable mention.  If nothing else, he deserves an "At a boy!"

Think about it dear friends, he's given the world a two-fer:  he's taken himself out of the gene pool (because let's face it, those were definitely genes that I didn't want in my pool), and he's saved the local tax payers a butt-load of money (they would have to pay for his overworked public defender, and the courts won't have to entertain any retarded appeals that he might try).

Steve
Steve

looks like Darwin helped us a clean another one out of Life's big toilet bowl.

becca
becca

Yeah - I don't think the welfare system has anything to do with this guy and his domestic abuse. If anything the system failed his wife by not getting her the assistance she needed before fate stepped in in the form of a lake to handle it for us.

ReadingGirl
ReadingGirl

plus, remember there were WITNESSES, so do the crime do the time.  Except this time, karma was the prosecutor.  Sorry no sympathy here,  Hope his daughter survives without any neurological issues.

alehound
alehound

well, as long as you are a friend of the "decesed" Wanker!!

Jen Martinez
Jen Martinez

Ummmm... It's not that hard to figure out seeing as he'd already been charged with 3 counts of domestic battery!! I hope he enjoys HELL... To bad my daughters piece of shit woman beating sperm donor isn't joining him!!

Jim
Jim

you should have been more of a friend and kept that dude away from the woman he kept beating on!! What kinda of person would be friends with someone like that IT truly does say a lot about you. A real man wouldn't be doing some dumb Sh*t like that while HIS child was in the car!! There are other ways to handle an argument. Fact of the matter is HIS OWN actions got him killed period.. HE COULD HAVE KILLED HIS OWN CHILD, the MOTHER and himself.. TG his kid LIVED 

ReadingGirl
ReadingGirl

being unresponsive makes all you muscles relax so she may have floated out from under the straps, or maybe her mom had started to get her out and had to come up for air.  Either way thank God for the witnesses who notified the police who ended up saving them. 

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

Your actions have consenquences, which can either benifit you or hurt you. In this case it killed him.

Nick Gorton
Nick Gorton

He's disqualified. He already has a kid and you have to remove yourself permanently from the gene pool to get a D.A.

timetostandstrong
timetostandstrong

Mabe it was her, we all know that the courts are all for the woman all a woman has to do is say he touched me and boom it all over for the guy. She proberly deserved a few beat downs I bet she hit first, woman like to hit but when we hit them back then it the guys fault.My own wife got a few smakes she wants to hit but she dont like being hit. I made her a deal dont lift your hands and I wont lift mine and so far 14yrs and no hitting, because she knows she hits me and I beat her down. never trust a woman fully....................

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