HOA Dispute Leads 75-Year-Old Man To Kill His Two Elderly Neighbors, Reports Say

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Dec. 5 2022, Published 4:23 p.m. ET

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An HOA dispute at a Florida apartment complex led to two people being murdered and a 75-year-old man facing murder charges.

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On the afternoon of Dec. 3, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office in Florida responded to a condominium complex on East Ocean Boulevard. There, 81-year-old Ginger Wallace and her husband, 81-year-old Henry Wallace were shot dead.

Police arrested neighborhood 75-Year-old Hugh Hootman in connection to the shooting.

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Investigator said there was an ongoing dispute and Hootman lived in the apartment above the victim.


"Ginger was the president of that HOA of that building," Martin County Sheriff William Snyder told "And it does appear to us from witness statements that the shooter and Ginger had some disagreement over HOA issues. I don't know what those were, though."

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There was also an argument between Hootman and Ginger in the days before the shooting, police told the outlet.

The couple was found shot just outside their home, authorities said.


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