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(NEWSER) – Kevin Adorno set out from Maryland last month to complete an item from his bucket list: bicycling all the way to Florida. When he reached Miami, he planned to propose to his girlfriend. Instead, he was on the phone with her Monday night outside a Vero Beach McDonald's—less than 140 miles away—when he was fatally stabbed, allegedly by a homeless man.

Rene Herrera Cruz, 59, told police who arrested him that he believed Adorno was on the phone with people who wanted to attack him, WPBF reports. But police say the attack was unprovoked and apparently random, and Cruz has been charged with first-degree murder.

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