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Wesley Chapel man indicted in shooting death of neighbor

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Man indicted in shooting death of neighbor

The man accused of shooting his Angus Valley neighbor, possibly over a missing PlayStation 3, was indicted on a first-degree murder charge late Wednesday, according to the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office. Edward Keith Stoddard Jr., 28, is accused in the April 23 shooting death of 26-year-old Douglas Abrams. Stoddard believed that Abrams had stolen a PlayStation 3 and television from his mobile home, according to neighbors. Stoddard fled after the shooting, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said, only to surrender two weeks later to a SWAT team in Dade City. Stoddard is in the county jail without bail. The grand jury also handed up a first-degree murder indictment Wednesday in a separate case that remains under seal. Typically, indictments are sealed when no arrest has been made or the defendant has not yet been returned to the jurisdiction. A first-degree murder conviction can bring a life sentence or the death penalty.

Pasco deaths

Corona, Hilario Jr. "Larry"

Francis, Marie J.

LaSalle, Maxine L.

Prescott, Charles E.

Tetzler, Lynne

Theriault, Viola E. "Vi"

Youngdyke, Timothy Everett

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Wesley Chapel man indicted in shooting death of neighbor 05/22/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 12:18pm]
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