Woman facing murder charges in deaths of Florida couple at retirement community
A woman who was a person of interest in the investigation of a Florida couple killed inside their Mount Dora retirement community is now facing murder charges, days after she was named a person of interest in the case. FOX 35 Orlando reports.
The woman who was a person of interest in the murders of a Florida couple inside their retirement community is now facing murder charges.
Vickie Lynn Williams, 50, went before a Lake County judge on Saturday, who announced the two additional first degree murder charges in the deaths of Darryl Getman, 83, and Sharon Getman, 80, FOX 35 Orlando reports.
Williams was only previously charged with vehicle theft in the case after being found with the Getman’s car in Georgia.
“You are charged with one count of grand theft statutory property. The other charges are two counts of murder in the first degree. After reviewing your criminal indigent status, I’ve appointed the public defender’s office to represent you,” Judge Emily Curington said during the Zoom court session. “There’s no bond on any of these three charges.”
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Vickie Lynn Williams, 50, of Savannah, Georgia, was arrested on a charge of vehicle theft and was being held in the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office while she awaited extradition to Florida.
(Chatham County Sheriff’s Office)
Williams was extradited to Tavares, Florida from Savannah, Georgia. She reportedly had little to say during the hearing.
Williams next hearing will be an arraignment on Jan. 30.
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Vickie Lynn Williams, 50, of Savannah, Georgia.
(Lake County Sheriff’s Office)
The Getmans were found dead inside an apartment at Waterman Village senior living community in Mount Dora around 4 p.m. Dec. 31 after security was alerted by a concerned resident that the couple’s garage door was open. When security went to the home of the couple, they found a crime scene and called police.
Suspect Vickie Williams (left) is accused of murdering Sharon Getman, 80, and Darryl Getman, 83, in Florida.
(Lake County Zoom Court/Mount Dora Police)
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Mount Dora Interim Police Chief Mike Gibson said the killing appear to be a “random crime,” and that the woman does not appear to have any connections to the Getmans, Mount Dora or Central Florida. Rather, she was “passing through.”
The Getmans children told FOX 35 they adored their Mount Dora community, and had lived in the city for more than 20 years.