William ‘Billy’ Boyette and Mary Rice are on the run for triple homicide
William ‘Billy’ Boyette, 44, is wanted along with Mary Rice, 37, for the killing three women and the attempted murder of a fourth, during a week-long crime spree in Florida Panhandle, starting Jan 31
Boyette shot dead his ex-girlfriend and her friend. then went on a shooting spree with Rice killing a motel guest, a hospital worker and attacking a mom in her home’
He has stolen and abandoned two vehicles from victims in the multi-state spree
First victim was his ex-girlfriend Alicia Greer, 30, who he had allegedly abused, Greer was found with, Jacqueline Jeanette Moor, 39, who authorities believe Boyette knew, in a Florida motel room on Jan, 31
Third victim is Peggy Broz, 52, who was shot dead in her front yard
The fourth victim Kayla Crocker, was shot when Boyette allegedly carried out a home invasion but she survived
Crocker, 28, was discovered by a family member around 8am on Monday morning suffering from gunshot wounds inside her home, Boyette and Rice stole the victim’s car
Boyette faces capital murder charges after three of the four women shot died
William ‘Billy’ Boyette, is on the run after he shot four women, killing three including ex-girlfriend, Alicia Greer
Police say William ‘Billy’ Boyette, 44, is on the run with Mary Rice, 37, after he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend Alicia Greer, whose body was found last week with another woman, Jacqueline Jeanette Moore. It is believed that the second victim was known to Boyette, but the nature of the relationship remains unclear..
It is believed that the murder spree began after police issued five charges against Boyette after he attacked Greer, putting her in the hospital in need of scalp stitches and an MRI.
Fugitives: William ‘Billy’ Boyette [Left], is on the run with Mary Rice [Right], faces capital murder charges. The duo allegedly shotr four women were shot across the Florida, killing three
They are also wanted in the killing of hospital worker Peggy Broz, stealing her car and later abandoning it. Their latest victim is a young mother, Kayla Crocker, who was shot Monday morning during a home invasion.
A relative found the young mother and her son, the killer couple stole Crocker’s car, she is now in hospital in a critical condition.
The bodies of the first victims Greer and Moore were found at the Emerald Sands Inn in Milton, Florida on January 31.
Greer’s family told WEAR-TV that she had been in a relationship with Boyette since Thanksgiving that grew increasingly violent.
Her father, Wayne Lane, said that two weeks before his daughter’s death, Boyette: “choked her down to the ground, kicked her in the face, hit her in the head with an unopened two liter bottle of soda, so bad she had to have stitches in the top of her head, had to have an MRI of her skull”.
First victim: Alicia Greer [Right], with Boyette. The mother-of-three had been in a tempestuous relationship with Boyette since Thanksgiving. He stomped her so badly she required an MRI and stitches on her scalp. The warrants allegedly sparked the killing spree
The pair are believed to have split up and five warrants were issued for Boyette’s arrest after that incident, which Mr Lane believes sparked the start of the murder spree.
He victim’s father explained the charges, saying: ‘Assault, kidnapping because he [Boyette] kept her in a hotel room against her wishes, wouldn’t let her leave over in Milton at the Blackwater Inn for two days, crushed her phone so she had no contact with the outside.’
Mr Lane said the last contact he had with his daughter was a text message conversation in which he asked her if she was back together with Boyette – to which she never responded.
Alicia Ann Greer and Jacqueline Jeanette Moore were killed Tuesday, January 31 morning at the Emerald Sands Inn in Milton, Florida
Greer, 30, was a mother of three children under ten, and had been staying with a relative two days before her death to evade Boyette, though despite pleas from family members to stay away from him, she agreed to see him.
Her mother, Kim Lane, told Fox 10: “This man murdered my daughter so bad, and shot her so bad, that we cannot have an open casket for her.
“I can’t even see my daughter one more time ever again.”
Police wanted person flyer issued for Billy Boyette and Mary Rice
Authorities believe Boyette stole Broz’s car, a 2003 Chrysler Concord, and later abandoned it in Escambia County, Florida near the intersection of I-10 and Nine Mile Road.
The most recent victim Kayla Crocker, 28, was discovered by her mom around 8am on Monday morning suffering from gunshot wounds. Her two-year-old son was unharmed.
Victim number 3 of Boyette’s spree was Peggy Broz who was found dead outside her home
Boyette stole Peggy Broz’s white concord which was later recovered. Broz was found dead outside her home
last known victim Kayla Crocker survived but is currently in critical condition. Her stolen vehicle has been recovered as well
Surveillance video confirmed Boyette and Rice took Crockett’s car to this nearby Shell gas station and ate at a Hardee’s restaurant shortly after the attack
Agencies across the Panhandle and southern Alabama are searching for Boyette and Rice, who had previously been considered a person of interest in the attacks
Crocker’s white Chevrolet Cobalt was stolen and Sheriff David Morgan told local news outlets that video surveillance confirmed Boyette and Rice took the car to a nearby Shell station and ate at a Hardee’s restaurant a short time after the attack.
The Cobalt has also since been recovered in Escambia County, and a GoFundMe page has been set up to help support her and her son.
Agencies across the Panhandle and southern Alabama are searching for Boyette and Rice, who had previously been considered a person of interest in the attacks.
On Monday she was upgraded to an official suspect.
Authorities said she had multiple chances to flee or ask for help. She has been spotted on surveillance video entering stores on her own.
Monday afternoon, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Chip Simmons said: ‘In short we have a killer, he is in our midst. Everyone, and I mean everyone, should be aware of this, should be aware of what they look like.’
Kayla Crocker was discovered by her mom around 8am on Monday morning suffering from gunshot wounds inside her home[photo]. Her two year-old son was also in the home at the time
The pair [photo] on the run
He said his agency has been ‘chasing a lot of shadows and a lot of rumors’ in the search for the pair. He warned residents to stay alert.
‘When you go to work, when you come home, make sure a friend or family member knows where you are,’ Morgan said.
He added that while the measures may seem extreme, ‘we’re dealing with an extreme situation here.’