December 3rd, 2010
06:05 PM ET

Another violent death at Disney community in Florida

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/CRIME/12/03/florida.disney.violence/story.celebration.lake.cnn.jpg caption="Celebration's picture-perfect layout is five miles south of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida." width=300 height=169]

Michael Martinez

(CNN) - A Disney-developed community in central Florida saw its second instance of deadly violence this week when a resident turned a gun on himself during a standoff with a SWAT team, authorities said Friday.

The death followed an unrelated case Monday in which the community of Celebration recorded its first homicide in its 14-year history, authorities said. The discovery of 58-year-old Matteo Giovanditto in his home was deemed a homicide. His car was found 10 miles away in Kissimmee, Florida.

Celebration's picture-perfect layout of manicured lawns and classic movie theaters - likened to the film "Pleasantville" about two teens trapped in a 1950s TV show - is five miles south of Walt Disney World in Orlando.

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  1. Annie Kate

    So even the magical aura of Disney can't hold reality at bay forever. Even with this tragedy it does sound like a nice town.

    December 3, 2010 at 9:37 pm |