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Pasco deputies: Father shot neighbor, daughter helped him dump the body

Celina Porter (left) and her father William Porter (right) were arrested in connection to the shooting death of a Zephyrhills man. Pasco deputies say William Porter shot David Brady and that Celina Porter helped dump the body. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
Celina Porter (left) and her father William Porter (right) were arrested in connection to the shooting death of a Zephyrhills man. Pasco deputies say William Porter shot David Brady and that Celina Porter helped dump the body. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
Published Aug. 29, 2018

ZEPHYRHILLS — A father and daughter were arrested Tuesday in the shooting death of a man found in Polk County, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

William Porter, 50, of Zephyrhills faces a charge of second-degree murder in the death of David Brady, a neighbor whose body was found off the side of a rural road in Lakeland.

Celina Porter, 18, also of Zephyrhills, faces a charge of accessory after the fact to murder.

Brady's body was found last Friday near Moore Road, south of Dean Still Road, at about 9:45 p.m.

Deputies gave this account of this incident:

William Porter was drinking beer with Brady, who he said made inappropriate comments about Celina Porter, his daughter. Porter said Brady attacked him, according to deputies, and drew a gun.

Porter took the gun away and shot Brady in the chest, killing him, according to an arrest report. Deputies found Brady's hat, a pair of glasses and a spent .40-caliber bullet casing on the ground near Porter's trailer, which was about 100 yards from Brady's.

Deputies said that Celina Porter received a call from her father asking for help.

When she arrived at the trailer, she saw Brady's body on the ground, deputies said. The father loaded the body into his truck and the daughter drove them about 40 minutes away, deputies said, to an area near a pond where William Porter dumped the body.

Both Porters were booked into the Pasco County jail early Wednesday morning.

Contact Justin Trombly at jtrombly@tampabay.com. Follow @JustinTrombly.

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