Hunt for pair in triple murders, burglaries ends

Published 6:36 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Escambia County (FL)  Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday afternoon that the stand off with William “Billy” Boyette, 41, and his accomplice Mary Barbara Craig Rice, 37, of Milton, Florida inside of the West Point Motel in Georgia ended.

ECSO Public Information Officer Andrew Hobbs confirmed that Boyette is deceased and Rice has been captured by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia.

The TCSO said that Boyette died from what they believe to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound. Investigators are processing the scene at the West Point Motel at this time.

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The pair was d in connection to the shooting deaths of 30-year-old Alicia Greer and 39-year-old Jacqueline Moore in Milton, Fla., and 52-year-old Peggy Broz in Lillian, Ala. The duo was also wanted for allegedly forcing their way into a home in Beulah, Ala. morning and shooting the occupant, 28-year-old Kayla Crocker.

Rice was taken into custody. No additional information was available as of press time.

– Stephanie Snodgrass