- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

TAPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Police have arrested a handyman in connection with the slaying of a Tarpon Springs doctor at his home almost a year ago.

Authorities say 37-year-old Anton “Leo” Stragaj was interviewed by police and arrested Tuesday. Police said Stragaj was friends with Steven Schwartz, who police found dead at his Tarpon Springs mansion with a deep cut on his throat and several gunshot wounds.

Authorities have accused Stragaj of first-degree murder.

Schwartz’ wife, Rebecca Annette Schwartz, noticed signs of a burglary May 28 and called police, who found her husband’s body at the foot of stairs in the $1.6 million home.

The Tampa Tribune (https://bit.ly/1MBsISG) reports that Stragaj had been a friend of Steven Schwartz and performed handyman-type jobs around the doctor’s house for him.

Stragaj is being held without bond.


Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, https://www.tampatrib.com

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