Friday, February 18, 2011

Death Penalty

Florida -- Former karate instructor and junior champion, Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, was handed down a pair of death sentences in the murders of Melanie and Byrd Billings, according to

The murders, described as "execution-style" was proven to be done by Gonzales July 9, 2009 inside the couple's home in Beulah.

Gonzalez reportedly led a gang of five men and one teenager to the spacious home early in the morning. The gang were after a "fortune" that Gonzales believed were kept there.

While handing down the sentence, the judge told the court that Gonzales clearly was the ringleader - directing the other participants.

The other defendants, cooperating with the state, testified that Gonzalez was the one who shot and killed the couple in the master bedroom.

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