William Woodward Sentenced To Life In Prison After Killing Two Titusville Neighbors In 2012
By Space Coast Daily // April 11, 2018
shot and killed his neighbors on Sept. 3, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Titusville man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday after he killed his two neighbors, Gary Hembree and Roger Picior, back in 2012.
William Theodore Woodward, 49, was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted murder by a Brevard County Jury on January 31, 2018.
Woodward was also sentenced 45 years in prison after injuring Bruce Blake in the same attack, as well.
The judge in the trial denied the defense’s request for a new trial.
In the case, Woodward claimed he was defending his family following weeks of threats by his neighbors when he shot them on Sept. 3, 2012.
However, prosecutors stated the victims were unarmed and drunk.
Prosecutors said Woodward had alternatives rather than using deadly force.
Woodward’s attorneys said they will file an appeal of the sentence.
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