Darren Decker - FL - Suicide

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Darren Decker, suspected in two murders, dies in Citrus County

By Austin L. Miller Gainsville Sun

 CITRUS COUNTY - A 42-year-old Ocala man accused of committing two murders, in Marion and Citrus counties, died Thursday in a Citrus County hospital after he was taken there from the Citrus County Corrections Facility.

 According to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, Darren Decker died not long after he arrived at Seven Rivers Hospital.

 CCSO officials said their detectives went to the jail to investigate what was described as a suicide. A spokeswoman said the investigation is ongoing and that she could not release any information surrounding Decker's death.

 Decker was awaiting trial for the murders of Don "Terry" Plumeri, who lived on the Citrus County side of Dunnellon, and of Tamara Bedenbaugh, of Ocala.

 Plumeri, a composer, was found dead in his West Candier home on April 1, 2016. Officials said his residence had been burglarized. He was bound and had suffered blunt force trauma and had multiple stab wounds to his upper body.

 In the case of Bedenbaugh, Marion County Sheriff's Office detectives said the real estate agent died from blunt force trauma and stab wounds sometime between 8 a.m. and noon Jan. 25, 2016.

 Decker and Jessica Lynn Baker, 45, also of Ocala, were arrested April 18, 2016, in connection with a series of daytime burglaries in Marion, Alachua, Citrus and Sumter counties. The two were called the "Pillowcase burglars," based on their mode of operation.

 In December 2016, a grand jury in Citrus County indicted Decker and Baker for first-degree murder and burglary of a dwelling while armed in the death of Plumeri.

 In June 2016, Decker was indicted by a Marion County grand jury for Bedenbaugh's murder. He also was indicted for armed burglary and grand theft. Baker was not indicted for the woman's death.


He never got to death row but he saved the state some money.  8)
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?

Grinning Grim Reaper

Ex-Kingston man who committed suicide in Florida jail died by hanging self

 A former Kingston resident who killed himself in a Florida jail while awaiting trial for murder died from hanging himself, the Citrus County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday.

 Darren Decker, 42, of Ocala, Fla., committed suicide March 9 in a cell at the Citrus County Detention Center, a private jail in Lecanto, Fla., the Citrus County Sheriff's Office said at the time. That he hanged himself was not revealed until Tuesday.

 The Ocala Star Banner newspaper reported on its website Tuesday that Decker hanged himself with a bed sheet and did not leave a suicide note.

 Decker was indicted on Dec. 20, 2016, by a Citrus County grand jury for first-degree murder and armed burglary, both felonies, in connection with the March 31, 2016, death of Don "Terry" Plumeri in Dunnellon, Fla. Decker faced the possibility of the death penalty in both that case and a Marion County, Fla., murder case.

 Pete Magrino, the tri-county homicide prosecutor for Florida's Fifth Circuit Court, said previously that Plumeri, 71, a composer-musician, suffered "multiple blunt- and sharp-force" fatal injuries in the course of a home-invasion robbery.

 Decker's partner, Jessica Baker, 45, also of Ocala and also a former Kingston resident, was indicted Dec. 20 for first-degree murder and armed robbery in the Plumeri case and is facing life in prison if convicted, Magrino said in February. Baker faces life in prison for burglary in the Marion County case.

 Magrino said Decker's death would have no effect on Baker's case.

 Florida authorities said last May said Decker and Baker were suspects in as many as 60 burglaries in the state. The burglaries came to be known as the "pillowcase burglaries" because all the crimes involved placing stolen items in pillowcases.

 Last May, Lauren Lettelier of the Marion County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office told the Freeman that Decker and Baker lived in "Ulster County -- Kingston ... for an extended period of time" but had lived in Florida for the past eight years.

 Decker had a lengthy rap sheet in Ulster County that included numerous arrests for crimes ranging from passing bad checks to grand larceny, and he spent time in the Ulster County Jail as far back as 1991.


Man these prison bedsheets are really getting the job done.   8)
Vengence is mine saith the Lord...who are we to question the instruments used to carry it out?


If the justice system won't do the job, the inmates will themselves.  Ok with me.
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