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Arrest made in homicide of Poinciana student found along trail

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Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old classmate in connection to the homicide of Alicia Dorene Barnett, 18, a student found dead along a Winter Haven trail last month, police said.

Antonio Donte Callaway has been arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder, Winter Haven Police Chief Gary Hester said.

Authorities are looking for a second suspect in the killing.

Police say Barnett was slain Nov. 12, 2012, over a drug deal gone bad. The night before Barnett's death, Callaway and the second suspect had talked with her and wanted to buy marijuana, police said.

Barnett's body was found along the Chain of Lakes Trail, shot multiple times. There were signs of a struggle, Hester said.

"There were obvious signs of trauma," Hester said last month. "Based off of some of the reports we got from the individual who located the victim, there's no doubt in our mind that we have a homicide here."

Investigators think she was on her way to school at New Beginnings High, a charter school for at-risk students in Winter Haven.

Because of the Veterans Day holiday, the school bus she normally takes to get from her home 40 miles away to school was not running. So investigators think she hitched a ride with friends for part of the way, and they dropped her off on a trail near the school.

Barnett's sister, 21-year-old Octavia Barnett, was found slain in a Miami-area apartment last January. The only suspect in her murder, Lineten Belizaire, was arrested again October 16 on unrelated charges.

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