A woman from Georgia has been charged with murder for allegedly killing an elderly married couple on New Year’s Eve in a senior living complex in Florida.
Vickie Williams, 50, was ordered held in the Lake County Jail without bond for the murders of Darryl Getman, 83, and Shannon Getman, 80, in the Watertown Village retirement complex in Mount Dora, KBTX reported.
Williams, who was previously charged with grand theft auto for allegedly stealing the victims’ vehicle, is now charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
More than a week after the murders, police have still not stated how or why the Getmans were murdered.
The tragic assault appeared to be a random, “once-in-a-lifetime event,” according to investigators, and the culprit had no known ties to the region.
Vickie Williams, 50, of Georgia is charged with two charges of first-degree murder and one count of grand theft auto in connection with the murders of a Florida couple.
On New Year’s Eve, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office discovered Shannon Getman, 80, and Darryl Getman, 83, dead in their Mount Dora condominium.
Mount Dora Interim Police Chief Mike Gibson stated in a press conference last week that on the afternoon of December 30, Williams was led out of the Waterman Village complex by security while “dressed in a particular manner.”
However, she remained in the vicinity, and around 11 p.m., she knocked on an apartment door and asked a tenant if she could use their shower.
According to authorities, the terrified renter hit an alarm button, prompting Williams to run with a pair of keys she found near the door.
The Getmans’ green Kia Soul was spotted leaving the retirement complex just after 2 a.m. the following day.
At approximately 4 p.m. on the same day, Darryl and Shannon Getman were discovered dead in their apartment.
Following many trespassing incidents involving the suspect, the double homicide took place at the Waterman Village retirement community.
Last Tuesday, police located the couple’s stolen Kia 280 miles north of the crime scene in Savannah, Georgia with Williams inside and arrested her.
Prior to being called a suspect in the double killing, she was described as a person of interest.
The Getmans, shown with a companion, had spent twenty years at Mount Dora.
The couple’s distraught children wrote in a statement, “If there are words to describe what has occurred and its impact on our family and community, we have not found them.”
Williams is scheduled to return to court on January 30 for an arraignment.