A disbarred Boca Raton attorney accused of murdering his father was found dead in his jail cell on Wednesday.
Official report says it is suicide
Brandon Labiner, 35, died of an apparent suicide by hanging inside the Palm Beach County Jail, a spokesperson for the county medical examiner’s office said.
His autopsy report was not immediately available.
Labiner had been held at the jail without bail since his arrest in July following the slaying of his father, 68-year-old Paul Labiner, who was also an attorney.
He had been scheduled to appear in front of Circuit Judge Cymonie Rowe for a status check on Nov. 28.
Details of his remand
Paul and Brandon Labiner’s relationship was contentious in the year leading to Paul’s death.
Paul Labiner filed a lawsuit against his son in September 2022, accusing him of stealing more than $500,000 from the trust account of Mindy Labiner, Paul’s wife.
In the lawsuit, Paul Labiner said the two had ‘a fairly good father-son relationship’ until February 2022, when Brandon Labiner began exhibiting ‘bizarre behavior’ that harmed Paul ‘physically, emotionally and financially.’
Paul Labiner said his son assaulted him in May 2022, causing an injury to his shoulder.
Police were called to the scene.
Brandon Labiner was a personal-injury attorney who had worked in his father’s law practice before the two had a falling out.
Brandon Labiner managed the personal-injury part of the practice, called the Personal Accident and Injury Law Center.