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Elderly Florida Man Accused of Fatally Shooting Wife, Faking Burglary Scene to Cover Up Alleged Crime

Florida Man Allegedly Faked Burglary to Cover Up Wife's Murder: Cops
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Rolland Powell is behind bars in connection with the murder of his wife, officials said.

Mar. 28 2024, Published 10:05 a.m. ET

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A 76-year-old man in Florida is accused of fatally shooting his wife and then staging the crime scene to look like a burglary to cover up the alleged crime.

Just before midnight on March 15, deputies were called to a home in Tamarac about a shooting, according to WTVJ.

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Once at the residence, authorities found 53-year-old Janice Herbert dead from a gunshot wound.

Police said the victim’s husband, Rolland Powell, provided inconsistent statements about the shooting.

Investigators believed that Powell shot Herbert and then staged the scene as a burglary gone wrong, officials said.

Powell recently was arrested and charged with first degree murder with a firearm, according to authorities.

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He was booked into the Broward County Jail and was being held without bond.

Neighbors were shocked to hear of the shooting. Steve Constandaras told WTVJ, "It's a surprise for us. You know, we live here for so many years.”

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