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Estranged husband charged in two slayings near Gulfport

Patrick A. Evans, 41, the estranged husband of Elizabeth Evans has been charged with first degree murder in her death and the death of Gerald Taylor. Both were found shot at the Sun Ketch complex near Gulfport on Saturday night.

Pinellas County sheriff's deputies responded to a call at the townhome of Elizabeth Evans, 44, at 6080 Gulfport Blvd. S about 7:15 p.m. She was already dead, but Taylor, 43, had a faint pulse. He was taken to Palms of Pasadena Hospital where he died. Detectives say Evans and Taylor were shot in the upper body. Autopsies will confirm how many times each was shot.

Elizabeth and Patrick Evans had been estranged for about eight months, detectives say. Taylor and Elizabeth Evans had been just recently dating, according to investigators.

Patrick Evans was taken into custody at his home in Tampa near dawn. He was charged in the slayings about 10 a.m.

Estranged husband charged in two slayings near Gulfport 12/21/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 11:14am]
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