A Florida man has been sentenced to life in the Florida Department of Corrections for the brutal stabbing murder of Alisha Gomez.
On January 17, 2023, Storm Royal Thayer, 25, was also ordered to have no contact with the Victim’s family and to pay fines and court costs.
In 2021, through her work, Alisha Gomez met the Defendant’s father, Robert Thayer, and eventually moved into a mother-in-law suite on the Thayer’s property.
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On July 12, 2021, while the Victim was asleep on a couch inside the Thayer’s residence, the Defendant stabbed her over 150 times.
Following the attack, attempting to escape responsibility for his actions, the Defendant placed his clothes in the washing machine, unplugged the home’s surveillance system, and left the scene with the possible murder weapon.
The Defendant was convicted following a joint effort from the Office of the State Attorney and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant State Attorney Josh Mitchell prosecuted the case on behalf of Ginger Bowden Madden,