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Family says video proves shooting was murder

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Carlos Olivera's family released video they say proves Olivera was murdered on Christmas Eve.

The only suspect in the killing is tow truck driver Preston Oates.

Beaufort County investigators are charging him with voluntary manslaughter. Oates says it was self defense.

Carlos Olivera's brother Nelson Olivera gave WTOC the video on Monday night.

He says one of the neighbors in the block has a security camera that was pointed toward the street where the shooting allegedly happened.

Nelson Olivera said he was distributing the video because he wants everyone to see how his brother Carlos was killed.

He says in the video, you can see Carlos Olivera walking away from Oates when he was shot. He says this proves it was not self defense.

Nelson Olivera released this statement to WTOC:

"I am giving this video of my brother's assassination because I want the nation to witness how Mr. Preston Oates took away the life of an honorable father on Christmas Eve and judge yourself."

Preston Oates remains behind bars with no bond. His next hearing is Jan. 24.

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