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Byrd and Melanie Billings

About the case
Byrd and Melanie Billings of Beulah were killed July 9, 2009, during a home invasion.

Eight people were charged in the case. The incident prompted a national media frenzy as investigators unraveled the slayings of the prominent couple known for adopting special-needs children.

 

Circuit Judge Nick Geeker will decided Feb. 17 if he will follow the jury’s recommendation to put Leonard Gonzalez Jr. to death after it convicted him of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of home invasion

 

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