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William Gregory, FL - Faces DP for double murder
« on: June 26, 2009, 04:07:55 AM »
Flagler double murder suspect gets another new attorney


BUNNELL -- For the second time in as many months a judge had to switch the defense attorney representing a man accused of killing his daughter's mother and her boyfriend.

This time, the office intended to take over when public defenders have conflicts had its own conflict.

So on Thursday, Circuit Judge Kim C. Hammond assigned Garry Wood of Palatka to represent William Gregory, 26. Gregory is accused of killing Skyler Meekins, 17, and her boyfriend, Daniel Dyer, 22, on Aug. 21, 2007. Gregory could face the death penalty if convicted.

Hammond set a pretrial hearing for August and discussed setting a tentative trial date for Sept. 14. But Wood said he had just introduced himself to Gregory on Thursday morning and among his to-do list was reviewing three boxes worth of files.

"Your honor, I think it behooves me to say that I won't be ready for trial in September, but I obviously will work diligently to get up to speed on the case," Wood said.

Wood said in an interview he could not comment on whether he would be ready for trial this year. He said the most important thing for him now was preparing for trial and obtaining a not guilty verdict.

Assistant Public Defender Matt Phillips was first assigned the case after Gregory's arrest a month after the slayings, but he had to withdraw because of a conflict only a few weeks before the trial was to start June 15. Phillips has declined to comment on the conflict.

The case then went to Steven Laurence of Altamonte Springs and Mitch Wrenn of Daytona Beach, both with the state's Offices of Regional Criminal Conflict and Civil Counsel. But that lasted only a few weeks.

During a hearing Thursday, Laurence, who participated via telephone, said he and Wrenn had to withdraw because of a conflict. Laurence said the problem was that another attorney with the conflict counsel's office had represented Colton Meekins, the brother of Skyler Meekins. Colton Meekins is a witness in the double murder trial.

The latest switch was more frustration for Skyler Meekins' father, Charles "Hap" Meekins. He said Colton Meekins, who is now 18 and living in Ohio, got into some trouble in Flagler Beach about 1 1/2 years ago involving traffic tickets and a misdemeanor charge.

"That's kind of ridiculous, something like that," Charles Meekins said. "You'd think they could get their facts straight. A misdemeanor over tickets and a double homicide, there's a big difference."

Assistant State Attorney Chris France said in an interview that prosecutors have been ready to try the case since last summer. France said he feels badly for the victims' families.

"It just wears you out after awhile. It's really disheartening to have delay after delay," France said.

He said he couldn't even guess whether the case would be tried this year.

"We could hope for that," he said.

Jeffrey Deen, who heads the office of Regional Conflict Counsels for the 5th District, said the office encounters a conflict about 10 percent of the time. The conflict could be anywhere in the conflict counsel's 5th District, which encompasses Orange, Osceola, Volusia, Putnam, St. Johns, Flagler, Seminole, Marion, Citrus, Hernando, Sumpter, Lake and Brevard counties.

It's not unusual for conflicts to arise as a first-degree murder trial approaches because public defenders discover prosecutors have witnesses which had been previously represented by public defenders, said Professor George Dekle at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.


Public defenders handle so many cases they sometimes don't recognize old clients, Dekle said. He said he had such an experience when prosecuting a man on a charge of first-degree murder. He didn't recognize he had defended the man on a DUI charge about 15 years earlier. But he said no one made an issue of it, and it did not stop the trial.

Dekle said in an e-mail that the new defense attorney would not want to rush to trial.

"Even if they can be fully prepared in record time, they still will want to take a respectable period of time before going to trial," Dekle said. "This is because, in the event of a conviction and death penalty, they will be criticized for rushing to trial."

Dekle wrote in an e-mail that defense attorneys can benefit from more time.

"If you've got a client facing an ironclad case, as much delay as possible can work to your advantage," Dekle said. "Memories fade, witnesses die or move away, and evidence gets lost."

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Re: William Gregory, FL - Faces DP for double murder
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010, 04:30:17 AM »
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/flagler/2010/11/18/double-murder-trial-moving-out-of-flagler.html

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Double-murder trial moving out of Flagler

By FRANK FERNANDEZ, Staff writer

November 18, 2010 12:05 AM

BUNNELL -- The new trial for William Gregory, who faces the death penalty if convicted of killing his daughter's mother and her boyfriend, will be moved to either St. Johns or Volusia County.

The first attempt to try Gregory on two charges of first-degree murder ended in a mistrial in circuit court in Flagler County on Oct. 11 when attorneys ran out of jurors. Circuit Judge William A. Parsons is expected to decide in December exactly where the trial will be moved. Parsons scheduled the trial for February.

Gregory, 27, is accused in the shotgun slayings of Skyler Meekins, 17, and Daniel Dyer, 22, near Flagler Beach on Aug. 21, 2007. Gregory and Meekins had a daughter, Kyla, who is now 4 years old. Meekins had broken off her relationship with Gregory and started dating Dyer.

Gregory wore shackles and a green and white striped jumpsuit during a case status conference this week in a Flagler County courtroom. Both prosecutors and the defense attorney said they preferred the case be moved to St. Johns County.

"I see problems in Volusia County, because we are in the same media market," said Assistant State Attorney Bob Mathis.

Mathis said they could probably find plenty of people in St. Johns County who didn't know about the case.

"I would be surprised if we had 100 people in St. Johns, that five people would know about it," Mathis said.

Defense attorney Garry Wood said this week that during jury selection in Flagler County a number of people were excluded because they had read about the case in The News-Journal. One panelist was excluded because a relative told her about the case upon learning she had been selected for the jury.

Prosecutor Jacquelyn Roys said one of the challenges in selecting a Flagler County jury was that one or both of the victims had been students in the area. Meekins had played soccer and coaches and teachers knew her or about her, Roys said. Some potential jurors had also placed pets at the Meekins' family kennel business, Roys said.

Circuit Judge Kim C. Hammond presided over the first attempt to try Gregory but Hammond is retiring Dec. 31, so the case was assigned to Parsons.

During the first trial the attorneys and Hammond questioned 68 potential jurors and managed to pick 12, the minimum required. The attorneys were unable to agree on enough jurors to seat one or two alternates, customary backups in case a regular juror must be dismissed.

And attorneys had not even made opening statements before a problem developed. Wood asked Hammond to remove a juror from the panel because she had heard comments from a prospective juror who was not picked for the jury. The prospective juror had talked about how his company analyzes fingerprints and that prosecutors would love him and the defense would hate him. Hammond removed the juror, leaving the panel one short of the required dozen.

Parsons said this week that given the experience with the first trial he planned on picking three alternate jurors in addition to the 12 panelists.

If Parsons moves the proceeding to St. Johns County, it would not be the first time he moved a trial there.

Parsons moved another high-profile case, the Deltona mass murder trial, to St. Augustine in 2006 after intense media attention. In that case, Troy Victorino and Jerone Hunter were convicted and sentenced to die. Anthony Cannon and Michael Salas are both serving life sentences for their roles in the murders of six people.

And Circuit Judge James R. Clayton moved another big case to St. Augustine. In that one, Clayton sentenced Roy Lee McDuffie to three life terms in prison for the slayings of two Dollar General Store clerks in Deltona.








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Re: William Gregory, FL - Faces DP for double murder
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 09:41:18 AM »
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/east-volusia/2011/02/21/jury-picks-begin-for-murder-trial.html

Monday, February 21, 2011

Jury picks begin for murder trial

By FRANK FERNANDEZ, Staff Writer

February 21, 2011 12:05 AM

DAYTONA BEACH -- Jury selection is set to begin Tuesday in the death-penalty case against William Gregory after the first attempt to try him for the shotgun slayings of his daughter's mother and her boyfriend ended in a mistrial.

Gregory is accused of first-degree murder in the slayings of Skyler Meekins, 17, and Daniel Dyer, 22, near Flagler Beach on Aug. 21, 2007. Gregory and Meekins had a daughter, Kyla, who is now 4 years old. Gregory, 28, is being held in the Flagler County jail.

Circuit Judge Kim C. Hammond, who presided over the first attempt last year to try Gregory, retired on Dec. 31. Circuit Judge William A. Parsons was assigned the case and he moved it to Volusia County in hopes of making it easier to find jurors.

Parsons and the attorneys will begin questioning potential jurors Tuesday and hope to have a 12-member panel and some alternates seated by Thursday or Friday.

Last time Gregory went on trial it took all week to pick the bare minimum dozen people needed for a jury in a death-penalty case and not enough people were left over for even a single alternate. Before jurors were even seated to hear opening arguments on Oct. 11, a problem developed. A juror said she had heard inappropriate comments made by a prospective juror who was not chosen for the panel.

Defense attorney Garry Wood then asked Hammond to remove the juror. Hammond did and because there were no alternates, the judge was forced to declare a mistrial.

A legal skirmish Feb. 4 led to some significant pretrial defeats for Gregory. Assistant State Attorney Jacquelyn Roys won several arguments, including allowing jurors to hear that Gregory was worried about testing positive for gunshot residue, even though it turned out no gunshot residue was found on him. She said Gregory tried to create an alibi by saying he had recently shot a firearm.

"He made sure he told a friend while he knew the police were listening that he shot the pistol the day before," Roys said during the hearing. "So the state's position is that is consciousness of guilt."

Wood unsuccessfully argued against allowing jurors to hear comments Gregory made that he had fired a pistol the day before the murders. Wood said it would confuse and prejudice the jury.

Many different types of evidence -- fleeing from police, refusing to submit to a breath test or threatening a witness -- can be introduced to show consciousness of guilt, wrote George Dekle Sr., a legal-skills professor at the University of Florida, in an e-mail.

"Any sort of activity engaged in by the defendant which can give rise to a logical inference that the behavior was designed to conceal the defendant's guilt can be used," Dekle wrote.

He said prosecutors must show a connection between the activity and the crime.

"I once had a murder defendant pour scalding hot coffee over his hands when he was told that the police were about to perform a gunshot residue test on his hands," Dekle wrote. "It frustrated efforts to do the test, but it suggested that he knew he had gunshot residue on his hands and didn't want the police to be able to prove it."













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Re: William Gregory, FL - Faces DP for double murder
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 01:45:35 PM »
http://www.news-journalonline.com/breakingnews/2011/03/jury-to-decide-death-penalty-case.html

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Gregory found guilty of murder

By FRANK FERNANDEZ, STAFF WRITER

March 4, 2011 3:54 PM

It took a jury about three hours to find William Gregory guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend.

Circuit Judge William A Parsons gave the case to the jury of 10 women and two men to begin deliberations at 1:15 p.m.. Gregory was found guilty of first-degree murder in the killings of Skyler Meekins, 17, and Daniel Dyer, 22, near Flagler Beach on Aug. 21, 2007. The 28-year-old Gregory could face the death penalty.

Gregory and Meekins had a daughter, Kyla, who is now 4-years-old.

The shotgun used to kill Meekins and Dyer was left near the bodies in the bedroom. Analysts said they found fingerprints on the weapon belonging to Gregory. Defense attorney Garry Wood countered that experts cannot say when those prints where left on the shotgun.  Gregory lived in the house where the murders took place for nearly a year before being kicked out by Meekins' grandmother. But Meekins family members who testified said they never saw him handle the shotgun while he lived there.

Meekins grandmother, Maryann Meekins testified that on Aug. 21, 2007 she got up about 1:30 a.m. to use the bathroom and noticed that the door to her granddaughter's room was open about a foot or so. She said that was unusual, but she didn't look inside the room which was illuminated by a dim light from the television. She said she got up again around 3:30 and walked to another bathroom on the opposite side of the house and noticed that a closet door was open. It was the closet were the shotgun and some rifles were kept. Maryann Meekins said she just closed the closet door. It wasn't until 6 a.m. or 6:30 a.m. when Maryann Meekins called for her granddaughter to wake up for an appointment that the killings were discovered.

Wood argued that Gregory was at his house in Flagler Beach five miles away from his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend when they were killed. During that night, Gregory walked to the nearby beach, fell asleep on the sand and was awoken by the surf. Gregory also jumped into a swimming pool at a nearby condominium.

Gregory's grandmother Mary Lou Wilson testified that her grandson returned home about 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 20, the night before the killings, and he was in his room playing video games just after midnight. Wilson also testified she did not see Gregory leave the house until about 2 a.m.

Prosecutor Mark Johnson questioned Wilson about why she had not given all those times to investigators when they appeared at her doorsteps on Aug. 21 looking for Gregory's clothes.

"With those two pieces of information, that Skyler's been murdered, and they are interested in Billie Gregory's clothes, you did not see fit to tell them that you saw him at 12:05 or 2:05?" Johnson asked.

"They didn't say anything about, they just wanted all of his clothes and stuff," Wilson said. "They didn't say anything about murder or anything."

Johnson also questioned why she took the clothes Gregory had worn that night and put them in the washing machine.

"After hearing the detectives show up at the house and ask for his clothes and knowing that Skyler Meekins had been murdered, you took those clothes and you put them in the washing machine," Johnson said.

Prosecutors have pointed out that Gregory's clothes were wet - including his wallet and shoes. They say Gregory jumped in the water to cleanse himself of evidence such as gunshot residue and DNA.

Gregory called 911 at 4:17 a.m. on Aug. 21 seeking to turn himself in because he said he had violated his probation by doing drugs the day before. But an officer said there was no warrant for his arrest and told Gregory to check with his probation officer.

Prosecutor Jacquelyn Roys said Gregory had done drugs a dozen times during that month leading up to the murders but had not turned himself in before. She said Gregory was trying to create an alibi.

Prosecutors also presented testimony from a former co-worker of Gregory's. Francis Bowling, who is now a jail inmate, testified that while he and Gregory were taking a break on a roofing job six to eight months before the murders they  got to talking about their girlfriends. Bowling testified that Gregory said if his girlfriend ever cheated on him he would kill her and the other man.

An inmate who was housed with Gregory in the St. Johns County jail after the killings testified Gregory recounted some aspects of the crime. Eric Goebel said that he asked Gregory what it was like to kill someone.

"He never really said yes or no," Goebel testified. "But he said the worst part about it all was watching her die."

Prosecutor Roys asked Goebel whether Gregory had said why he killed the couple.

"The main reason was that he just couldn't stand to see her with a new boyfriend," Goebel said

Goebel said Gregory had been watching the house and knew Meekins' boyfriend was with her that night.

Gregory also would get agitated because all his phone calls from jail were recorded, Goebel said. Gregory said his family was trying to help him by being his alibi but they couldn't get their stories straight since the calls were recorded, Goebel said.

Prosecutors have argued that Gregory has tried to coach his family on what to say regarding his whereabouts on the night of the killings.

Tyrone Graees of New York also testified that while both he and Gregory were held in the Flagler County jail before the murders Gregory would become very upset and jealous when he called Skyler Meekins and couldn't reach her. Graees testified that Gregory said if he ever caught Skyler Meekins cheating, he would "blow her" head off.

Defense attorney Garry Wood questioned Goebel, Graees and Bowling on whether they had received a better deal on their own legal problems in exchange for testifying against Gregory. Since that day on the roof Bowling had also been arrested and jailed. The three denied getting anything for their testimonies, saying they chose to speak because it was the right thing to do.

Prosecutors played recorded jail house phone calls Gregory made to Colton Meekins in which Gregory asks where Skyler Meekins is and whether she is seeing any "dudes." Gregory wants to know if Skyler Meekins is going to parties and if she is talking to any guys. Gregory wants to know if she has received any e-mails from "dudes."

After the bodies of Meekins and Dyer were discovered, Colton Meekins called Gregory's home and left a message saying "You better run, (expletive). Afterward, Gregory left the house and told Sheriff's Office dispatchers he had received a threatening message and left the house but didn't know who it was from.

Gregory's mother, Lynda Probert, and Meekins' father, Charles "Hap" Meekins, share custody of 4-year-old Kyla.











Photo : The murderer William Gregory >:(













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Re: William Gregory, FL - Faces DP for double murder
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 09:42:31 AM »
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/flagler/2011/03/10/jury-recommends-death-for-gregory.html

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Jury recommends death for Gregory

By FRANK FERNANDEZ, Staff writer

March 10, 2011 12:05 AM

DAYTONA BEACH -- William Gregory sat still in a courtroom Wednesday as he heard the jury's first recommendation: that he be put to death for the shotgun slaying of his ex-girlfriend.

Then the jury recommended Gregory be put to death for also fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend.

Gregory lowered his head and looked at the table before him.

The jury recommended by two separate votes of 7 to 5 that Gregory be executed for taking a 12-gauge shotgun and shooting his ex-girlfriend Skyler Meekins, 17, and her boyfriend, Daniel Dyer, 22, as they slept together. Gregory shot each one in the head with a shotgun slug on Aug. 21, 2007, in Meekins' grandparents' house near Flagler Beach.

Meekins' and Dyer's last night alive was also the first they were spending alone together.

Gregory slipped into the house, took a semi-automatic shotgun from a hall closet and loaded it with a couple of slugs and shot the couple shortly after 1 a.m. The shotgun -- with Gregory's fingerprints -- was left near the bodies. Meekins and Gregory's daughter, Kyla, who is now 4, was sleeping in another part of the house.

Some of Meekins' and Dyer's family and friends wept as the jury's recommendations were announced. Dyer's sister clapped once before catching herself. Outside the courtroom they embraced and dabbed at teary eyes.

Circuit Judge William A. Parsons is not bound by the jury's death recommendations, but must give it great weight. Gregory, 28, will get one last chance to plead for his life at a hearing April 1 when the defense will again argue against the death penalty. Parsons won't immediately sentence Gregory, who is being held in the Flagler County Inmate Facility, but will likely set a date for sentencing.

Gregory fell one vote shy of a 6 to 6 tie for each of the death recommendations, which would have resulted in a life recommendation from the jury of 10 women and two men. While Gregory's family has been present at various times during the trial, none were in the courtroom at the S. James Foxman Justice Center for the death recommendations. A woman who said she was a friend of Gregory's cried. She declined comment.

Charles "Hap" Meekins, whose daughter was slain by Gregory, also cried but for different reasons.

"I really had no preference one way or the other," Meekins said. "The verdict last week was what I was looking for. And this is what it is. And I'm happy with it."

Dyer's sister, Jennifer Dyer-Auriemma, said that on behalf of her entire family she wanted to thank the jurors.

"We know it wasn't easy for them and we are just glad that justice is served," Dyer-Auriemma said. "And this was the best outcome and we are happy. Just thank you to the jury. It meant a lot that they sat through all that and were able to have enough compassion for Dan and Skyler to recommend death on someone else. That's a hard thing to do."

Prosecutor Jacquelyn Roys argued Gregory deserved the death penalty. Roys said there were four statutory aggravators that called for capital punishment: Gregory was on felony probation when he killed Meekins and Dyer; Gregory killed more than one person; and the killings were done during a burglary. The same jury that convicted Gregory of the two counts of first-degree murder last week also convicted him of burglary because he sneaked into Meekins' home. Another aggravator was the killings were "cold, calculated and premeditated," Roys said.

Roys reminded jurors of testimony that months before the murders Gregory had threatened to kill Skyler Meekins and any man she was with.

"William Gregory had a plan," Roys said. "He had a plan long before Daniel Dyer came in the picture. William Gregory said if Skyler ever left me I'm going to blow her head off. If she's cheating on me, I'm going to blow her head off. "

Gregory realized Skyler Meekins had fallen for Dyer and carried out his plan, Roys said. Gregory had lived with Skyler Meekins at her grandparents' home for nearly a year after Kyla was born. Gregory was aware the shotgun was kept in a hall closet along with ammunition.

"William Gregory knew that that gun was there," Roys said. "William Gregory knew when and if the occasion came that he had to blow off Skyler's head and whatever guy she was with, he knew where that weapon was. That's pre-planning."

The killings were cold, calculated and premeditated, Roys said.

"He goes into the closet, " Roys said. "He gets the shotgun. He reaches up and grabs the ammunition. Do you not know by the evidence that he intended to kill both of them when he grabbed two bullets to put in that shotgun. He loaded one before he loaded the other. He walked across the house, bypassing everybody else in that house, every other room. He walked directly into Skyler Meekins' room where her and Dan were sleeping. There was no provocation. There was no scuffle. There was no argument. There were two people soundly sleeping not knowing that Billie Gregory came over to kill them."

Gregory's defense attorney Garry Wood argued Meekins had not even invited Daniel Dyer over until 10 p.m. on Aug. 20, so there was no evidence of premeditation. Wood said Gregory had been doing drugs the day before the killings and had not talked of hurting or harming anyone.

Wood called Gregory's mother, Lynda Probert, who testified Gregory had fathered another daughter while living in Montana about 10 years ago. Probert said the girl and her mother now live in California but Gregory has not been in contact.

Probert said Gregory had suffered two head injuries while growing up, one when he was just 17 days old. She said Gregory's father, Ray Gregory, had not been part of his son's life and had not given her child support. She said it was only a year ago that Ray Gregory made contact with the family. Probert said Gregory had a stepfather who drank too much and later she had a boyfriend that also drank too much.

Probert said the family had lived in Green Cove Springs, then briefly Las Vegas and then moved to Montana, where Gregory grew up, before ending up in Flagler Beach.

Roys pointed out during cross-examination that Gregory had had a caring grandfather and grandmother while he lived in Montana. Roys got Probert to agree Gregory had had birthday parties, built forts, climbed playhouses, attended school, had a mom who worked, had brothers and sisters, and had friends whom he played with.

Roys said Gregory went camping, fishing and hunting while in Montana.

Wood told the jurors that recommending Gregory be sentenced to life in prison without parole was punishment enough.

"To put it bluntly, what we are talking about is how he's going to die as punishment for these two charges," Wood said. "Is he going to be put to death or is he going to spend the rest of his life and die in prison?"

Wood pointed out that a clock in the courtroom said it was 1:45 p.m.

"It's punishment every day," Wood said. "He's sitting in prison today. Tomorrow at 1:45 p.m. is going to be exactly the same for him. He's going to be sitting in a small cell in a prison. His rights all restricted, can't go anywhere except where the prison tells him to every day for the rest of his life."

The jury's recommendation was vindication for Cori Aldrich, 21, who was Skyler Meekins' best friend.

"I'm happy either way," she said. "But I'm definitely happy with what happened. That's what we wanted and that's what we've been waiting for."

Skyler Meekins' aunt, Debi Meekins Martinez, said she was pleased by the recommendation.

"We're thrilled that justice is served," she said. "It's not going to bring back Skyler or Dan but at least this phase is over. "

Skyler Meekins' brother, Colton Meekins, 20, said justice was served.

"It's not in my hands to decide it," he said. "I'm not going to say I'm not happy with it. We'll see what the judge ultimately does. I love my sister and you can't just go kill people. It's inexcusable."











Photo : William Gregory listens as a jury recommends the death penalty at the Justice Center in Daytona Beach on Wednesday. (N-J | Nigel Cook)  >:(












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Re: William Gregory, FL - Faces DP for double murder
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 10:18:58 PM »
Jurors made the right decision  :-*
My reason for supporting the death penalty? A murderer has less of a right to live than his victim and already presents a danger while incarcerated for life. They have nothing to lose when the most they can get is Life in prison without parole.

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Re: William Gregory, FL - Faces DP for double murder
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 02:31:21 PM »
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/194393/3/Update-Man-Who-Killed-Ex-Girlfriend-Learns-Part-of-Sentence

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Update: Man Who Killed Ex-Girlfriend Learns Part of Sentence

4:50 PM, Apr 1, 2011

Written by Jessika Lewis

First Coast News

BUNNELL, Fla. -- The man who killed his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend has learned part of his sentence, but still doesn't know if he will receive the death penalty.

William Gregory, 28, was convicted in March of killing 17-year-old Skyler Meekins and 22-year-old Daniel Dyer in 2007.

Today in Flagler County, he was sentenced on secondary charges.

Circuit Judge William A. Parsons sentenced Gregory to life in prison with a 25-year minimum mandatory sentence for burglary while armed with a firearm and 15 years with a three-year minimum mandatory for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Gregory faces an additional five-year sentence for violation of probation for attempted possession of cocaine.

According to the State Attorney's Office, those sentences are all concurrent.

He has not yet learned his sentence on the two charges of first degree murder, but it will be either life in prison or the death penalty.










Photos : The murderer William Gregory >:(













Anne
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Re: William Gregory, FL - Faces DP for double murder
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011, 02:54:21 PM »
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/194393/3/Update-Man-Who-Killed-Ex-Girlfriend-Learns-Part-of-Sentence

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Update: Man Who Killed Ex-Girlfriend Learns Part of Sentence

4:50 PM, Apr 1, 2011

Written by Jessika Lewis

First Coast News

BUNNELL, Fla. -- The man who killed his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend has learned part of his sentence, but still doesn't know if he will receive the death penalty.

William Gregory, 28, was convicted in March of killing 17-year-old Skyler Meekins and 22-year-old Daniel Dyer in 2007.

Today in Flagler County, he was sentenced on secondary charges.

Circuit Judge William A. Parsons sentenced Gregory to life in prison with a 25-year minimum mandatory sentence for burglary while armed with a firearm and 15 years with a three-year minimum mandatory for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Gregory faces an additional five-year sentence for violation of probation for attempted possession of cocaine.

According to the State Attorney's Office, those sentences are all concurrent.

He has not yet learned his sentence on the two charges of first degree murder, but it will be either life in prison or the death penalty.










Photos : The murderer William Gregory >:(













Anne


At least it looks like the judge has no like or pity for this monster so hopefully he will continue to take the hard route and give him the DP.
Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says..."Oh crap...she's awake!!!"

I have not met all of the innocent children murdered but I have wept for them. I have not seen all of the monsters but I know they are there.

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Re: William Gregory, FL - Faces DP for double murder
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2011, 09:20:26 AM »
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/200869/3/Update-Death-Penalty-for-William-Gregory

Update: Death Penalty for William Gregory

11:56 AM, Apr 14, 2011

Written by FCN First Coast News Staff

BUNNELL, Fla. -- The man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend will die for his crime, a judge has decided.

William Gregory, 28, was convicted in March of killing 17-year-old Skyler Meekins and 22-year-old Daniel Dyer in 2007.

Today in Flagler County, Judge William A. Parsons sentenced him to death for both murders.

Gregory had been previously sentenced for the same incident to life in prison with a 25-year minimum mandatory sentence for burglary while armed with a firearm and 15 years with a three-year minimum mandatory for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Gregory also already faced an additional five-year sentence for violation of probation for attempted possession of cocaine.

Parsons' choice on the murder charges was the death penalty or life in prison.











Other article : http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2011/april/232729/Convicted-killer-William-Gregory-sentenced-to-death

Convicted killer William Gregory sentenced to death

Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011 12:05 PM

DELAND --  A Flagler County man has been sentenced to death for the murders of his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.

A jury convicted William Gregory in March of two counts of first-degree murder for killing Skyler Meekins, 17, and Daniel Dyer, 22, in Palm Coast in 2007.

The same jury voted 7–5 in favor of the death penalty.

Thursday morning, a judge sentenced Gregory to death on each count of murder.

Gregory was already sentenced to life in prison for a burglary charge related to the case.












Anne
"DEATH PENALTY OPPONENTS WHO TWIST THE TRUTH TO PROTECT KILLERS ARE ALSO TORTURING VICTIMS FAMILIES" (PETER BRONSON, CINCINNATI ENQUIRER,FEBRUARY 3, 2003)

PRO DEATH PENALTY AND PROUD OF IT !!!

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