From the Associated Press:
A Florida man stormed right into a home and fatally shot his ex-girlfriend as her 10-year-old daughter took an on-line class, with the woman’s trainer and different college students listening to a part of the commotion earlier than the slaying, authorities mentioned.
The faculty 12 months’s first day of instruction had simply begun when a Warfield Elementary School trainer heard some sort of home disturbance from the woman’s video chat Tuesday morning, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder mentioned throughout a information convention.
The trainer muted the woman’s audio however then noticed the woman cowl her ears earlier than the display screen went clean; investigators later mentioned the pc had been struck by a bullet. Schools in Florida which have reopened are absolutely or partly doing on-line courses due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Donald Williams, 27, has been charged with first-degree homicide within the dying of Maribel Rosado Morales, 32. Investigators mentioned Williams shot the girl twice within the chest at her Indiantown house in entrance of her 4 kids and their two cousins.
“There was some type of argument. He went in and confronted her with something to do with a video,” Snyder mentioned. “He says she actually started to smile at him, and he became enraged and shot her.”
An arrest report reveals that one of many sufferer’s sons tried to stab Williams with a kitchen knife after the shooting, however he fell throughout the try. The boy advised detectives Williams pointed his gun at him, so he dropped the knife and raised his hands.
The kids in the home weren’t injured.
Williams then fled on a bicycle and went to a close-by laundromat, officers mentioned. He then boarded a commuter bus, however his erratic habits prompted the driving force to depart the bus and call 911, Snyder mentioned. Williams was arrested shortly after that.
Martin County faculty officers mentioned Wednesday the trainer and college students who heard the commotion are assembly with counselors.
Besides the homicide cost, Williams additionally faces two counts of aggravated assault, one depend of housebreaking and one depend of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He was being held with out bond. Jail information didn’t checklist whether or not he had an legal professional who may touch upon the fees.
Florida jail information show Williams served two years for housebreaking, being let go in 2014.