Florida Man Kills Ex-Wife and Her Son for Using Electricity

Florida man Michael Williams, 47 of Deland killed his ex-wife and her son because they were using too much electricity. Volusia deputies responded to the Williams residence after Michael called 911 to report he’d shot the pair in self-defense. When Deputies arrived, they found Michael sitting in his car, who surrendered without incident. Also found in the house were Adam’s two children aged five and six who were unharmed.

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The victims Marsha Ebanks-Williams, 48 and Marsha’s son Robert Adams, 28 were still living in the home after Michael and Marsha divorced. Problems between the two have been escalating in the last few months with them arguing and calling the sheriff’s office repeatedly to document their arguments.

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The problems came to a head when Michael cut off power to the home and placed a lock on the electrical panel to keep the pair from using any more power. Michael left the home and when he returned, he discovered the power back on and a new lock on the electrical panel. This led to an argument, and the subsequent shooting. Michael told deputies the shooting was in self-defense as he was held down by the pair and repeatedly punched in the face, but deputies did not see any injuries that would rise to the level of a self-defense shooting.

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Volusia County Chief Deputy Brian Henderson had this to say about the shooting:

This was an argument over electricity. He became enraged and committed this kind of violence.” “The rest is history as to what happened that night. This is senseless, this is absolutely senseless,” said Henderson.

The appears the minor children may have witnessed the incident. The two were placed into DCF custody until their mother could be contacted. Williams was interviewed by Volusia detectives and then transported to the Volusia County branch jail where he’s being held without bond, charged with two counts of first degree murder.


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