Ernesto Armando Puentes (1964 - 2010)

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Ernesto Armando Puentes
1964 - 2010
October 30, 1964
April 19, 2010
Florida, United States
Last Known Residence
Miami, Florida
Ernesto Armando Puentes of Miami, Florida was born on October 30, 1964, and died at age 45 years old on April 19, 2010.
Updated: October 27, 2022
Biography ID: 92080388

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Public records indicate that Ernesto lived on Ne 162nd St, SW 109th Ave and SW 12th St in Miami FL.

On Friday, April 23, 2010, the Miami New Times reported the following;

"Monday (April 19) a 45-year-old career criminal named Ernesto Puentes washed up dead under the Rickenbacker.

Puentes has multiple felony charges on his record dating back to 1992 and five convictions for armed burglary and kidnapping. Police are investigating his case as a homicide."
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Ernesto had addresses at 425 Ne 162nd St, 425 Ne ND St, 5900 SW 109th Ave, and 3171 SW 12th St Apt 3, all in Miami, Florida.


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Ernesto Puentes passed away at age 45 years old on April 19, 2010. Ernesto Armando Puentes of Miami, Florida was born on October 30, 1964.

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Ernesto Armando Puentes lived 21 years shorter than the average Puentes family member when he died at the age of 45.
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Daniel Pinna commented on Jan 28, 2021
Was this the same Ernesto who was featured in an episode of The First 48? Season 11, Episode 33 titled "Waterworld"? IMDB says:
"The Miami homicide team is investigating the murder of a man found naked, tied up, and floating in Biscayne Bay. Investigators scour the shoreline in search of clues and follow a lead into the heart of a homeless encampment known as "Waterworld." The case takes an unexpected turn when the body of another man is found floating in the Bay three days later."
Miss Dianna commented on Sep 12
He was a good father of 2 boys that he struggled with to provide for alone with no family support what so ever ..he had a terrible child hood and he wasn't a violent person and his past record was him mixed up with the wrong poeple and not having a father ever and served child abuse from unloving guardian that hated and verbally expressed it every times she saw him .. yet he mad bad choices in the past and followed the only others whom paid attention to him for the first time in his life ...he was able to ride above it to raise his boy in a positive loving and protective manner as much as possible..with a record no education and no support he did his best ...but boys mother was not in volved she was into drugs and would use the kids to get what she wanted and he was from Cuba all that siad him and the boys had each other and he never gave up or lost his temper or did his best with what his construction job had to offer him. Really was a special person . Really was a giving ,loving ,gentle , kind, honest , respectful,down to earth, open minded , trust worthy, funny,just straight forward not b.s. kinda of guy...very smart and considerate, passionate, understanding , hard worker and loved women and he was the nice guy that was the most unlucky person that let his heart take over with out using his head ..he didn't have a normal relationship at all with his mother and boy that have bad relationships with there mothers have bad marriages in there he was alone and didn't mind as long as he had his boys . Looking back I still don't get how he managed to be ok no matter what I think he thought love was enough I wish he has the chance to be a part of the boys life's he love so much ... If I ever get the chance to tell his boys how much he loved and cared for them with no experience and any sorry about his life was important to everybody that got a chance to know him . I hope the boys remember him and not what the read or hear because they where old enough to remember and feel his love that still there forever !! Love you Ernesto thanx for saving my life ! The boys love and miss you and my friends are my family I'm your family too sorry I didn't get the chance to say good bye ... Love you buddy !! If I wasn't 4000 miles away I'd look for the boys I loved babysitting.. we had a blast for a whole year you guys. .so sad . Bye ..

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In 1964, in the year that Ernesto Armando Puentes was born, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1974, when he was merely 10 years old, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

In 1989, at the age of 25 years old, Ernesto was alive when on November 9th, the Berlin Wall fell. The Wall was built by the East Germans to keep East Berliners from escaping into West Berlin, separating families and friends. When the head of the East German Communist Party announced that day that East Berliners could cross whenever they pleased, happy crowds surged across the border. People brought tools and took parts of the hated wall.

In 1994, when he was 30 years old, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

In 1999, by the time he was 35 years old, the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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