July 23, 2020
By: Staff Report
BARTOW, Fla. – The three suspects arrested in the triple murders that took place in Frostproof last week, will appear in court today and face a judge on the horrific acts they committed.
Tony Wiggins, from Frostproof, 26, charged with being the gunman and 3-Counts of First-Degree Murder.
William (Robert) Wiggins from Frostproof, 21, charged with 3-Counts of accessory and 1-Count of tampering with evidence.
Mary Whittemore, from Lake Wales 27, charged with-3-Counts of accessory and 1-Count of tampering with evidence.
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.
Sheriff Judd added, “I’m sure somebody thinks you all have counseling and pretrial release,” said Sheriff Judd “Our goal is, and we pray that the state attorney can seek the death penalty.”
“He needs to receive a fair trial, the appropriate appeals. and then be executed. And you know what, legally, we can’t execute him like he did those three guys who were just trying to fish on Friday night, nor would we suggest that the system be as barbaric as his conduct to the three victims,” said Judd
“You can’t imagine the horror of a dad, to find his son shot up. I don’t mean shot. I mean shot up. As we say in Polk County vernacular multiple gunshots and dying in your arms,” said Judd at a press conference.
In response to your inquiries, Polk Sheriff’s Charities, Inc., will collect funds on behalf of the victims’ families of the triple homicide in Frostproof that occurred on Friday, July 17, 2020.
To donate by check, please send donations to Polk Sheriff’s Charities, Inc. and write “Frostproof Homicide Victims’ families” in the memo line.
Our address is:
1891 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven, FL 33880
To donate by credit card, go to http://www.polksheriff.org/donate and choose “Other” and type in “Frostproof Homicide Victims’ families.”
All funds received & designated as such will be distributed to the families of these three victims.
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