A 26-year-old who is reported by police to have a history of mental health and drug issues, and according to the Sun Sentinel has been diagnosed as schizophrenic, has confessed to the stabbing murder of his father, 59-year-old Hay Noiman.
At approximately 3:28 a.m. on Monday, February 3rd, officers with the Delray Beach Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a white Ford Explorer for driving without headlights. The driver was reportedly covered in blood and when asked about his state, told officers that he had been involved in a fight in Boca Raton but did not wish to report a crime.
He was released from the scene with a traffic ticket for driving on a license that had been expired for more than six months.
The body of his father was not discovered until about 7:30 a.m. in the One Ocean Plaza parking garage located at 1 South Ocean Boulevard.
Detectives began their investigation and pulled security camera footage from the area. The cameras did not capture the murder, but did reportedly catch someone lurking at the crime scene at about 2:40 a.m. Monday.
Once the Boca Raton Police Department began to release information about an ongoing homicide investigation, they were contacted by the Delray Beach Police and given information about the early morning traffic stop made on the man covered with blood.
At 5:45 p.m. detectives caught up with the white Ford Explorer again and conducted another traffic stop. This time he Noiman was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail where he was booked into custody just before midnight on a charge of driving with an expired license.
Despite being questioned, he declined to speak about his father and so police felt they did not have strong enough probable cause established to charge him with murder at that time. He was released from custody several hours later at 2:47 a.m. Tuesday.
Later that same day, Noiman returned to the Boca Raton Police Department and requested to speak with investigators. He then confessed to killing his father.
According to the statement released by the Boca Raton Police Department, Noiman stated that the two of them had been living together in the Ford Explorer and staying in the parking garage. Noiman stated that he did not like the way his father had been treating him and so, "started having thoughts about killing him."
Noiman is said to have given officers a detailed statement about stabbing and strangling his father while he slept.
He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on a single charge of first degree, premeditated homicide. It is not known when he is due back in court.
Noiman is not a stranger to the Boca Raton Police Department. He was previously arrested in 2016 for fighting with law enforcement officers after he allegedly challenged them to shoot him. One of the officers in that incident received a broken hand and a black eye for the scuffle. He was sentenced to two years in jail and was released in January 2019.
Then, on October 13, 2019, as reports were circulating of an active shooter at a Boca Raton mall, Noiman took to social media to express his disgust with the community and desire for there to be a shooting.
In a post dated October 13th, he reportedly addressed the Boca Raton community as a whole saying, "You're a bunch of spoiled (expletive) pigs. You make me embarrassed and ashamed to be human." Noiman is reported to have additionally posted "There may have not been a shooter, but there sure needs to be one."
In a post dated four days later, he is reported to have said, "you're all just lucky I can't afford a gun. ... You're all so (expletive) lucky too that I'm a felon and can't legally purchase one."
He was arrested later in the month on a charge of intimidation.