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Published: Tuesday, 7/14/2009

7 people in custody in slaying of Fla. couple

ASSOCIATED PRESS

PENSACOLA, Fla. Authorities in the Florida Panhandle say they have seven people in custody in the slayings of a wealthy couple known for adopting developmentally disabled children.

Melanie and Byrd Billings were shot to death in their home near Pensacola on Thursday night.

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan told their daughter, Ashley Markham, at a press conference Tuesday that investigators have found the people responsible for killing her parents.

Morgan says investigators are still looking for at least one more person in the case. He says at least one of the suspects in custody may have done work at the Billings home.

Prosecutor Bill Eddins says the primary motive was robbery. He says a safe was one of the items taken, though he wouldn t describe the others.



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