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Fla. man held in 2012 Cranston murder

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CRANSTON, R.I. -

A Florida man charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a Cranston man was ordered held without bail on Thursday.

Carlos Manuel Reyes-Sanchez, 30, of Sarasota, Fla. was arraigned in Kent County District Court. He was also charged with conspiracy to commit murder. He's scheduled to next appear in court Feb. 13.

Reyes-Sanchez was arrested Jan. 30 on an arrest warrant at the Resort at Longboat Key Club in Sarasota, Fla. Police said Reyes-Sanchez was in the gym performing his duties as a fitness trainer at the club when he was taken into custody.

Reyes-Sanchez is charged in connection with the murder of 49-year-old Victor Baez.

According to police, Reyes-Sanchez flew up from Florida to a friend's birthday party. Police said Reyes-Sanchez had a fight with Baez had a Providence club and then later at an after-hours house party.

Baez was found lying on Third Street on Jan. 30, 2012. Police said Reyes-Sanchez and some associates assaulted Baez, pushed him to the ground and then ran him over, leaving him for dead.

Baez did not die instantly but instead remained hospitalized in critical condition until he succumbed to his injuries and died in May of 2012. Autopsy reports indicate that Baez died from blunt force trauma.

Police said charges against Reyes-Sanchez's co-conspirator are pending.

Police haven't released his name, but NBC 10 has learned the co-conspirator has already been incarcerated in Massachusetts on an unrelated crime.

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