More Arrests Made …
There have been three arrests made in the double murders of the Florida couple, Byrd and Melanie Billings, who where killed in their home last Thursday.
Leonard Gonzalez Sr.
First, 56 year old Leonard Gonzalez Senior was arrested Sunday afternoon and charged with tampering with evidence in a murder investigation. Leonard Gonzalez Sr. is accused of trying to paint over and hide damage on a red van caught on the Billings’ surveillance video.
The Escambia County, Florida Sheriff’s Office has now confirmed that there have been two more arrests. 41 year old Wayne Coldiron and Gozalez’s son, Leonard Gonzalez Junior have been arrested in connection with the Billings’ double homicide. They have been charged with murder.
The two newly arrested suspects mug shots can be seen below.
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“We have no information that would lead us to believe that Mr. Coldiron had any previous contact with the Billings family,” says Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan.
According to Coldiron’s arrest report, Gonzalez Senior claimed to be the getaway driver when his son, Coldiron and several other unknown men road to the billings home in the now infamous red van. The report says Gonzalez Senior saw his son, Coldiron and the others enter the Billings home to commit a robbery but he didn’t know who fired shots killing Byrd and Melanie Billings.
Four people have been arrested for killing a Florida couple who has opened their large, rural home to children with disabilities.
Four suspects are in custody but a sheriff in Escambia County, in the Panhandle, says as many as eight people have been involved. Robbery is said to be among “numerous motives.”