The video surveillance system a wealthy Florida couple installed to keep track of their 13 adopted children has helped catch their murderers, the Pensacola News Journal reports. The seven men in custody trained for up to a month to carry out a military-style invasion on the home of the couple, who adopted children with special needs, police said. An eighth suspect is still at large.
The suspects, dressed "ninja-style," stormed Byrd and Melanie Billings rural home, shot the couple, and left with a safe in less than four minutes, according to cops. The suspects knew each other through work, and two of them had been hired by the couple to do pressure-washing jobs at the home. Several of them, including an Air Force staff sergeant attached to a special operations unit, have military backgrounds.