DeLAND, Fla. (WKMG) -- A woman allegedly paid someone to fatally shoot her stepfather so she could receive the money from his insurance policy, which had recently been increased from $25,000 to $750,000, according to DeLand Police Chief Jason Umberger.
Police said on Jan. 31, 2019, 59-year-old Terrance Gibson was in a vacant lot on Euclid Avenue known as “The Watering Hole” hanging out at a campfire with a group of people when a masked gunman came out of nowhere and ambushed him. After the shooting, the culprit ran away to an area where a getaway driver was waiting, Umberger said.
Now, about a year and a half later, investigators said they determined that Gibson was killed in a murder-for-hire orchestrated by his stepdaughter Myesha Williams.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Myesha Williams, 31, was charged with first-degree premeditated murder after police said she set up the killing. Detectives said Williams’ boyfriend, Perry Stanley Sr., 43, of Apopka, is the suspected shooter and will also be charged with murder.