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 Leonard Rudolph “Rudi” Houda

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Leonard Rudolph “Rudi” Houda

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
20 Jul 2000 (aged 63)
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Burial
Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida, USA
Plot
Main Mausoleum Section P
Memorial ID
115180280 View Source

Published in the South Florida Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale FL) on 22 Jul 2000, Saturday

Leonard Rudolph Houda, 63, of Pompano Beach FL, passed away July 20, 2000. For the past five years, he was the manager of Souters Resort, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. He served his country in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged as a captain. [He attended Northwestern University in Evanston IL.]

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Edith Maria, and his three children, Leonard, Jr., Elizabeth, and James.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 23, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home North, 2000 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m.
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Leonard Rudolph "Rudi" Houda was the manager of an oceanside resort at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea FL. Rudi was the victim of an assault for hire on July 9, 2000, and was not intended to die, all because of a dispute over a beach-access sidewalk at the resort and an ocean view from the condominium complex across the street. Rudi had planted bushes and erected a fence to make the resort safer for his guests. The bushes blocked the ocean view from across the street, and the fence blocked access to the beach via the resort sidewalk for people who weren't guests at the resort.

Walter Dendy, who lived in the condominium complex across the street, arranged and paid for several acts of vandalism to the resort in the hopes of getting Rudi fired. When that didn't work, he arranged and paid for the assault on Rudi. Dendy was twice tried for, convicted of, and sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder. He was still in prison on 27 Feb 2022 at the age of 86. He will die in prison.

Neal Bross, the get-away driver, was twice tried for, convicted of, and sentenced to 15 years for third-degree murder. He was released from prison on 26 November 2013.

Emilio Charafardin, the person who threw the sulfuric acid in Rudi's face that caused his death, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. His online inmate record for the Florida Department of Corrections indicate he died in prison on Aug. 4, 2020.

The cast was featured on the television show "Unusual Suspects: The Last Resort," which originally aired on June 23, 2013.

Published in the South Florida Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale FL) on 22 Jul 2000, Saturday

Leonard Rudolph Houda, 63, of Pompano Beach FL, passed away July 20, 2000. For the past five years, he was the manager of Souters Resort, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. He served his country in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged as a captain. [He attended Northwestern University in Evanston IL.]

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Edith Maria, and his three children, Leonard, Jr., Elizabeth, and James.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 23, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home North, 2000 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m.
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Leonard Rudolph "Rudi" Houda was the manager of an oceanside resort at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea FL. Rudi was the victim of an assault for hire on July 9, 2000, and was not intended to die, all because of a dispute over a beach-access sidewalk at the resort and an ocean view from the condominium complex across the street. Rudi had planted bushes and erected a fence to make the resort safer for his guests. The bushes blocked the ocean view from across the street, and the fence blocked access to the beach via the resort sidewalk for people who weren't guests at the resort.

Walter Dendy, who lived in the condominium complex across the street, arranged and paid for several acts of vandalism to the resort in the hopes of getting Rudi fired. When that didn't work, he arranged and paid for the assault on Rudi. Dendy was twice tried for, convicted of, and sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder. He was still in prison on 27 Feb 2022 at the age of 86. He will die in prison.

Neal Bross, the get-away driver, was twice tried for, convicted of, and sentenced to 15 years for third-degree murder. He was released from prison on 26 November 2013.

Emilio Charafardin, the person who threw the sulfuric acid in Rudi's face that caused his death, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. His online inmate record for the Florida Department of Corrections indicate he died in prison on Aug. 4, 2020.

The cast was featured on the television show "Unusual Suspects: The Last Resort," which originally aired on June 23, 2013.


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