Byrd Billings

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Slain Couple Stashed 100K in Home Safe

Adoptive parents of 13 gave gang boss financial help

(Newser) - The gang who killed a Florida couple in a military-style assault on their home were after a safe that contained $100,000 in cash, a source tells CNN. The suspects fled with a smaller safe after being unable to open the main one, according to the source. The smaller safe... More »

8th Bust Made in Murder of Fla. Pair; Cartel Link Surfaces

Eighth arrest in slaying of Byrd and Melanie Billings

(Newser) - An eighth arrest was made yesterday in the killing of a Florida couple with 16 kids, the Pensacola News Journal reports. Pamela Long Wiggins, 47, has been charged as an accessory to the crime. She has been linked to two other suspects—she rents an apartment to the man described... More »

7 Busted in Slaying of Couple Who Took in Disabled Kids

Men trained for military-style assault on parents of 17

(Newser) - 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,... More »

2 Grilled in Murder of Parents Who Adopted Disabled

(Newser) - Police are interrogating two men they say were caught on videotape in the home invasion-murder of a wealthy Florida couple who adopted 12 children, several of them disabled, reports the Pensacola News Journal. Eight of the children of the murdered couple, Byrd and Melanie Billings, were home at the time... More »

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