When a murder takes place, investigators are usually left with few clues. There is much speculation on how the murder could have occurred and who could have done it. Sadly, Byrd and Melanie Billings faced a similar fate when they were found murdered in their Pensacola, Florida home. Thankfully the Billings took precautions that left investigators with a crucial piece of evidence: a home security system video.
The video shows almost every detail of the crime, from the time the intruders broke into the home, to the murder, and the eventual removal of the family’s safe.
The police have used the surveillance video to help determine a list of suspects: Leonard Gonzalez, Jr., the alleged mastermind behind the crime, as well as Wayne Coldiron, Donnie Stallworth, Gary Sumner, Frederick Thornton, and 16-year-old Rakeem Florence, who are all considered accomplices in the robbery and murder.
With the help of the hard evidence provided by the Billings’ home security camera, the six men in this case will be help accountable for their actions. If convicted, the five adults involed are facing the death penalty, while Florence (still a minor) potentially faces life in prison.