More Weird Details Emerge in Deerfield Park RV Park Murder-Suicide

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Broward Sheriff's Office
William De Jesus
There weren't many details available Friday about the Deerfield Park RV-park standoff that left three dead and two critically injured, but as police discover more, the story gets stranger and stranger.

The incident appears to have started Thursday evening, when 41-year-old Volusia County man William De Jesus drove his wife and two young sons to the Highland Woods RV Park. He drove straight to a specific motor home; when the 76-year-old Canadian man living there came outside, De Jesus started yelling, and after the man shoved him away, De Jesus pulled out a revolver and shot him in the chest. When the man fell to the ground, De Jesus walked up and shot him again, in the head.

He then pushed his family into the Canadian man's motor home, where they discovered the man's 70-something girlfriend.
Though the Orlando Sentinel reported that De Jesus was trying to get a cell phone from the Canadian man to call 911, Broward Sheriff's Office spokesman Jim Leljedal said he couldn't confirm it.

About an hour later, the girlfriend managed to escape and tell sheriff's deputies what was happening inside. De Jesus spoke by telephone to authorities "early on in the ordeal," according to a police news release, but then cut communication as the standoff went into the night.

About 12:30 Friday morning, a SWAT team broke into the RV and discovered that De Jesus had stabbed everyone inside with a knife from the camper's kitchen: His 9-year-old son, Jeshiah, was dead; his wife, Deanna, and 7-year-old son were critically wounded. De Jesus had also stabbed himself to death.

Deanna De Jesus' mother told the Sentinel she wasn't surprised. She said she hadn't seen her daughter in three years.

"I knew one day he was either going to kill her or kill the children and himself," she said. "He's an evil man. He was so cruel and so abusive to my daughter, but she kept going back to him. She would call and ask us to help get her away from him, but she always went back."

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that De Jesus was arrested in 2007 after his wife told police he choked her and said he'd kill her and their family if she ever tried to leave. Charges were dropped the day of his trial.

Leljedal said De Jesus' surviving family members are expected to make a full recovery.


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ken_tent

You must be kidding !#$%&*...  don't try to insult an intelligent mind.   'Drove straight to a specific motor home for a cell phone?'    And the deceased girlfriend's 46 year old daughter is staying in Cocoa Beach?  There is far MORE to this story than what is being reported.  There is, and has been, years of trafficking going on from south to north and vice versa. $100 bills flying from briefcases with $8K left on car roofs ... young people in big motor homes towing new vehicles travelling around the country...  Either the French cashed in on the Nortel scandal or the Canadian gov't is pumping too much money into Quebec.  More to the point, the big dr*g operation is a tax-free lucrative $B business.   How fickle do the police believe people are?   And most people are aware the police are in their job to 'serve and protect' !*%$#!   Hmmmm ...      

Ken_tent
Ken_tent

People hate hearing the truth.  The difference between idiots and distributors is that idiots sleep every night; distributors (mules, dealers) only sleep when they get the money in their hands.

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