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Lake Streety ‘massacre’: Grand jury indicts Florida man in triple murder of fishermen

Lake Streety 'massacre': Grand jury indicts Florida man in triple murder of fishermen 7

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BARTOW, Fla. (WKMG/AP) — A grand jury has formally charged a 26-year-old man with three counts of first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of three friends who had gathered at a Central Florida lake in July for some late night fishing.

Prosecutors now have 45 days to determine whether to seek the death penalty for Tony “T.J.” Wiggins Jr. in the event he’s convicted of murder.

Wiggins is held without bail in the Polk County Jail, the Lakeland Ledger reports.


TRUE CRIME DAILY: Lake Streety murders case coverage – TCD


Brandon Rollins, Keven Springfield and Damion Tillman were found beaten and shot to death on the night of July 17 at Lake Streety, about 70 miles east of Tampa. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the three men were “massacred.”

William Wiggins, Mary Whittemore and Tony “T.J.” Wiggins Jr. were arrested. The two men are brothers. Whittemore is Tony Wiggins’s girlfriend. All three live in the area where the crime occurred.

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Left to right: William Wiggins; Mary Whittemore; Tony Wiggins

William Wiggins told detectives that the three victims passed them on a side road after they left the Dollar General store, and that Tony Wiggins told him to follow the victims, who were in separate pickup trucks. They followed the trucks to Lake Streety Road in Frostproof.

William stayed in the truck with Whittemore, sheriff’s…

Lake Streety ‘massacre’: Grand jury indicts Florida man in triple murder of fishermen

BARTOW, Fla. (WKMG/AP) — A grand jury has formally charged a 26-year-old man with three counts of first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of three friends who had gathered at a Central Florida lake in July for some late night fishing. Prosecutors now have 45 days to determine whether to seek the death penalty for Tony “T.J.”



Lake Streety ‘massacre’: Grand jury indicts Florida man in triple murder of fishermen

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