Denied Bond, Frostproof Massacre Gunman

July 24, 2020

By: Staff Report

BARTOW, Fla. – The three suspects involved in the massacre that happened in Frostproof Florida last Friday, appeared in court on Thursday for the first time.

Tony (TJ) Wiggins, First Court Appearance in Bartow FL (CCTV Screen Grab)

Judd said that Tony (TJ) Wiggins was the gunman in this massacre that took place in Frostproof. With over 230 arrests, Judd described Wiggins, ” He’s a thug. He’s a criminal. He’s pure evil in the flesh. He’s wild and he’s out of control”

Sheriff Judd explained that TJ Wiggins said to the victim, Kevin Springfield, before the murder “I heard you sold the engine out of my truck, where is my truck? I heard you sold the engine.”

Tony Wiggins has been arrested consistently from the time he was 12 years of age with 15 convictions.

Charges for the three involved are as follows:

  • Tony “TJ” Wiggins
    • Three counts of First-degree murder – No bond
    • Tampering with physical evidence
  • Robert Wiggins Tampering with physical evidence – $1,000 bond
    • Three counts of accessory after the fact of a capital felony – Bond set at $15,000 for each count
    • Tampering with physical evidence – $1,000 bond
  • Mary Whittemore
    • Three counts of accessory after the fact of a capital felony – Bond set at $15,000 for each count

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