(UnitedVoice.com) – It’s not unusual for children to get ahold of a phone and accidentally call someone. A child in Florida recently called someone in the middle of the night, but it wasn’t by accident — and it led to a gruesome discovery.
On March 1, a man identified as Michael Beisheim, called 911 just before 2 a.m. to inform law enforcement that his girlfriend’s young sons had video called him to tell him about a shooting at home. He told dispatchers that he raced to their home in Cocoa, Florida, where he found four people dead. The boys, ages 9 and 6, were not injured in the shooting.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) arrived on the scene and verified four people were deceased. According to NBC Miami, the victims were identified as 35-year-old Constance Marie Terwilliger, 36-year-old Michael Andrew Watson, 15-year-old Kiarra Terwilliger, and 63-year-old Mae Terwilliger. A police affidavit stated that the grandmother and the boys’ sister were killed in their beds. The boys’ parents were dead in the living room.
Beisheim identified 36-year-old Domenico Claude Gigante as the 15-year-old’s father. He told law enforcement the dad was trying to reconnect with his child, but she hadn’t wanted anything to do with him.
Domenico Gigante is escorted to jail by deputies after being arrested for murdering four people yesterday.
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Police went to Gigante’s home, where they spoke with his roommate, Bruce McKane. The roommate allegedly told BCSO officers his friend had killed his daughter and the other three adults.
McKane gave police officers access to his Ring camera, which reportedly showed Gigante leaving the home with a gun on the evening of February 28. Law enforcement revealed other surveillance videos appeared to connect the suspect to the area. Audio of one video taken near the murder scene caught several gunshots and a woman screaming.
Gigante is facing four counts of premeditated first-degree murder. Prosecutors could pursue the death penalty in the case. He’s currently being held without bond at the Brevard County Jail.
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