A woman and her son were murdered, and police said her ex-husband is to blame.
Around 8 p.m. on Sept. 19, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home after 47-year-old Michael D. Williams called 911 and said he shot his ex-wife and her son in self-defense, authorities said.
When deputies arrived, they spoke to Williams, who was sitting in a driveway. He surrendered and was taken into custody.
Officers went into the home and found Marsha Ebanks-Williams, 48, and her son, Robert Adams, 28, dead, according to the sheriff’s office. There were also two children, aged 5 and 6, in the home.
The children were not hurt.
Police said Williams and his ex-wife had a dispute over domestic issues, including electrical power to the house. They both lived in the same house since getting a divorce in June after 10 years of marriage.
Williams told police he shut off power to the house, locked the electrical panel and left, according to the sheriff’s office. He came back and found the victims had cut the lock. That led to an argument and the alleged shooting.
The defendant claimed he was held down and punched, but deputies found no evidence of injuries.
Investigators believed the children might have witnessed the shooting.
Williams was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and is being held in jail without bond.