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Deputies: Sanford woman charged with murder; story did not match evidence

Posted July 14

— A Sanford woman was charged with murder on Friday after authorities said her story of a shooting did not match the evidence.

Deputies said Rhonda Kaye Williams, 48, of 320 S. Plank Road, shot and killed Bryant Latrelle Martin, 29, of 281 S. Plank Road, just before 11 a.m. Thursday.

Williams told deputies that she had grabbed her pistol after hearing someone jiggle the door knob and that Martin had attempted to force his way into the home.

Authorities said Martin sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The homeowner’s son dialed 911 to report the incident, authorities said.

Williams is charged with first-degree murder and was jailed under no bond.

The investigation is ongoing.


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  • John Townsend Jul 14, 5:25 p.m.
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    People were committing based on the story presented. Now it comes out that the prior information was based on lies. Calling them dolts is uncalled for.

  • Brian Gaertner Jul 14, 4:30 p.m.
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    Well that took all of 24 hours for her story to fall apart. Why not wait a day or so you publish the story. News sites are so caught up in trying to be the first to break a story that they don't care about whether or not they are reporting factual information or not