Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Policy & Issues

Haitian national charged with murdering restaurant owner in Florida

See also

On Thursday, Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies arrested Tilus Lebrun, 42, after he reportedly stabbed his boss, 62-year-old Dimitrios Karaloukas several times in what has been described by witnesses as a completely unprovoked act of violence.

Karaloukas, who was affectionately known as "Jimmy the Greek," sustained three deep stab wounds to his left side, as well as one in his back.

The owner of the Jimmy the Greek Taverna in Boca Raton was sitting at a table chatting with guests, when Lebrun charged and began slashing at him with a meat cleaver.

Karaloukas was taken to Delray Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead within an hour of his arrival.

Another, as yet unidentified restaurant worker was also stabbed in the attack. He remains in critical condition at this time.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Lebrun standing across the street from the restaurant, still holding the large bloody knife.

As for a motive...

The Palm Beach Post reported:

Lebrun told deputies Karaloukas took a photo of him March 2 and posted it on the Internet. Details about the offending photo were not immediately available, but according to the arrest report, Lebrun said his coworkers need to “learn how to respect people.”

Lebrun has been charged with first-degree murder and other charges are pending. He is currently being held at the Palm Beach County Detention Center on an ICE detainer.

View this suspect's booking info...

Lebrun has been in the U.S. since 2005, and reportedly speaks only Creole.

Related articles:

Obama ending deportations of Haitian illegal aliens

"This guy shouldn't have been in America"...Obama's Willie Horton

Haitian national charged with robbing 8-year-old girl at knifepoint

Haitian illegal alien wanted for double-murder in Pennsylvania