The suspects in the brutal murder of three friends on a fishing trip went to McDonald’s and ordered 10 double cheeseburgers immediately after the killings, says the local sheriff.
Two brothers and a woman were arrested in connection with the “massacre” of three best friends who set out on a fishing trip at a central Florida lake last week, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Wednesday.
One of the suspects, Tony “TJ” Wiggins, 26, had previously been charged with 230 felonies, and had been consistently arrested since he was 12, Judd said.
“He’s pure evil in the flesh,” the sheriff said.
TJ’s girlfriend, 27-year-old Mary Whittemore; and his brother, 21-year-old William “Robert” Wiggins are all suspects in the murders of 23-year-old Damion Tillman, 30-year-old Keven Springfield and 27-year-old Brandon Rollins.
The father of the victim is the one who discovered the bodies last weekend, the sheriff’s office said.
All three were shot and beaten last Friday as they gathered at a remote boat ramp at Lake Streety in Frostproof around 50km south of Orlando.
Judd, who has worked at the agency since 1972 called the crime scene “horrific,” describing the deaths as a “massacre.” He said the men were beaten and “shot up.”
“I’ve been to a lot of murder scenes in my life, and this ranks among the worst,” Judd said.
Deputies said the killers drove to McDonald’s where they ordered 10 double cheeseburgers and two McChicken sandwiches.
The sheriff’s office said William Wiggins drove his truck to a car wash to be cleaned after their meal.
TJ Wiggins faces first degree murder charges which can carry the death penalty in Florida.
William Wiggins is facing charges of tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact of a capital felony.
Mary Whittemore faces a charge of accessory after the fact of a capital felony.
All three are in court today.
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