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The Villages, Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Whittel & Melton :: Woman Connected With Murder Arrested

April 24, 2011 Posted in Criminal Defense, Murder, The Villages News

A Lady Lake, Florida woman has been arrested for her connection in the January murder of a Wildwood, Florida man.

A warrant for the woman’s arrest was obtained on March 7 after evidence indicated that her vehicle was used to allegedly transport the deceased man’s body to the backyard of an abandoned home.

Sumter County detectives recovered the man’s body on Jan. 20. The Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death as a homicide and determined the cause to be multiple gunshot wounds.

The Sumter County Times reports the case is still under investigation.

Murder is an extremely serious charge that is defined as a homicide that is premeditated by the accused. Premeditation is sometimes referred to as malice aforethought because they both have similar meanings in regard to murder. When something is premeditated it is carried out with careful planning and consideration. Malice aforethought is used to illustrate a murder that is carried out deliberately, carelessly, and with tremendous discount for human life.

Depending on the evidence of the case, the woman could be charged with first, second or third degree murder. First degree murder is a capital felony that is punishable in the state of Florida by life imprisonment or the death penalty. Second degree murder is a first degree felony that is punishable by a maximum life sentence in prison. Third degree murder is a second degree felony described as a death that occurs while the accused is committing another felony. Upon further investigation into this case the State can decipher an appropriate murder charge for the woman in question.

If you have been accused or charge with murder in The Villages or any surrounding areas, contact The Villages Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC online or call 352-369-5334.

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