Florida man charged in deaths of ex-wife, stepson in dispute over lights left on in house, officials say

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Volusia Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Brian Henderson speaks to reporters about the arrest of Michael D. Williams, 47, who is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-wife Marsha Ebanks-Williams, 48, and Robert Adams, 28,.

A Florida man killed his ex-wife and his stepson in a rage over the weekend for leaving lights on inside the house, law enforcement officials said.

Michael D. Williams, 47, was arrested Sunday evening and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Marsha Ebanks-Williams, 48, and Robert Adams, 28, according to the Volusia Sheriff’s Office.

The incident took place inside a home in Deland, about 35 miles north of Orlando.

Sheriff’s office Chief Deputy Brian Henderson said a person, who identified himself as Michael Williams, dialed 911 just before 8 p.m. Sunday and said he had shot two people inside the home he shared with his ex-wife. 

Deputies found Williams sitting in a vehicle parked in the driveway where he surrendered and was taken into custody without incident, Henderson said.



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