Man Kills Roomate After Tweeting About It

An Arizona man tweeted about murdering his roommates two days before shooting one of them dead. 

By Benjamin H. Smith

Way back when, criminals actually tried not to get caught, committing clandestine illegal acts under the dark of night and adhering to the code of silence. Nowadays, every lame brained lawbreaker posts their crimes on social media, leaving a digital trail for cops to follow. Witness 21-year-old Zachary Penton of Gilbert, Arizona, who two days before viciously murdering his roommate posted on twitter “I need to move out of my place before I viciously murder my roommates.”

Neighbors say the house where Penton lived in Gilbert, Arizona, outside of Phoenix, was a “bad seed” in a good neighborhood. "There were lots of parties, always stuff going on,” one neighbor told local Fox affiliate channel 10, adding, “there are fights there." Penton said as much after tweeting his death threat, saying in another tweet, "they literally just got into a drunk fight after one of them was stung by a bee, like wtf.”

The particulars of the shooting are not yet known, however, on Sunday Zachary Penton called 911 and told police he had just shot his roommate, 41-year-old Daniel Garofalo, following an argument. He was charged with second degree murder and is currently being held on $750,000.

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