Cocoa Man Indicted By Grand Jury For First-Degree Premeditated Murder
By Space Coast Daily // June 26, 2018
indicted for the death of 67-year-old Wayne Severance
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – A grand jury has indicted 40-year-old Terrance Skinner on Tuesday for first-degree premeditated murder in the death of 67-year-old Wayne Severance last month.
The murder took place at a homeless camp on May 25 north of the Walmart in Cocoa off Clearlake Rd., where witnesses claim they saw Skinner enter a tent at the camp and killed Severance with a box cutter.
“As the witnesses attempted to find out why Skinner, who was not known to them, was inside the tent, they saw the victim (Severance) lying on the floor covered in blood,” said Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department.
Police say Severance was found with several deep cuts and it appears that there was a struggle inside the tent.
Witnesses told police that Skinner was trying to block them from entering the tent where Severance was murdered.
The witnesses then held Skinner up at gunpoint until police arrived.
Skinner carries a lengthy criminal history that dates back to 2011 and includes aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, possession of cocaine and unpaid child support.
Skinner is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex without bond.
ABOVE MAP: The incident took place at a homeless camp on Friday north of the Walmart in Cocoa off Clearlake Rd., according to Cocoa Police.
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