LEE COUNTY - A former Florida Gators football player has been arrested for the murder of his wife 3 years ago.

Heyzel Obando was found dead in her Maple Crest Apartments home in fort myers on Valentine's Day 2016. Her death remained unsolved for more than three years. 33-year-old Earl Joiner , a former captain of the Florida Gators in 2007, was arrested Saturday in Lakes Wales, and now faces second-degree murder charges in the death of Obando, who was 26 at the time. The pair had two daughters together. The daughters are now 6 and 3

Joiner was being held in the Polk County Jail on Saturday afternoon. He will be transferred to the Lee County Jail.