Former Trump Campaigner Killed By Roommate

Posted: Oct 14, 2017 11:45 AM

A former Trump campaigner and intern to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was shot and killed by his roommate in Osceola County, Florida this week. Nick Corvino was found dead Tuesday in his bed after being shot 13 times. Scott Waddell has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Waddell told authorities that he sometimes had homicidal thoughts but never acted on them. He said he took medication, but we don’t know the specifics on that front. Waddell owned a shotgun and a handgun. Fox News has more:

Nick Corvino, 30, of Kissimmee, Fla., was shot in his legs, back and head, the arrest affidavit stated, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Corvino’s roommate, Scott Waddell, 45, who was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, told deputies he “sometimes has homicidal thoughts about killing young men, but has never acted on them,” Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said.


The Orlando Sentinel reported there were cameras in the apartment which captured the moments leading up to the shooting but not the slaying itself.

Deputies said they “believed the fired shots set off the alarms, which turned on the cameras.”

The video showed Waddell shifting Corvinos’s body to the edge of the bed and looking at him for a few minutes, deputies told the Orlando Sentinel.

Waddell said he and Corvino spent time together the night before in the apartment.

Waddell told deputies he was “mentally disabled” and took a few medications before he went to bed. It was not clear what medications he took.


Waddell owned two guns, a shotgun and handgun. He told deputies during the interview that he had no recollection of the shooting and asked if Corvino was dead.

Waddell told deputies he and the victim “were best friends for 10 years.” 

Waddell was being held in Osceola County Jail.

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