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Death penalty sought in family's Nassau County murders

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William Broyles

Prosecutors have notified William Broyles, the man accused of fatally shooting his wife, daughter and son at their Nassau County home, that they intend to seek the death penalty should he be found guilty of first-degree murder charges, according to a court document obtained Wednesday by News4JAX.

As written in the state’s notice of intent (full document below), the document lists aggravating factors:

  • The defendant was previously convicted of felonies involving the use or threat of violence to the person.
  • The capital felonies were homicides and all were committed in a cold, calculated, and premeditated manner without any pretense of moral or legal justification.
  • The victim of the capital felony was particularly vulnerable due to advanced age or disability, or because the defendant stood in a position of familial or custodial authority over the victim.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner News4Jax.