March 2, 2023 Statement on Cocoa Tragedy and Domenico GIGANTE Prosecution

We are deeply saddened by the unthinkable tragedy that unfolded yesterday in Cocoa and offer our condolences to the family and friends of the victims, Glenda Terwilliger, Constance Terwilliger, Kiarra Terwilliger, and Michael Watson.
We are grateful for the actions of the witnesses and response by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office preventing an even greater loss of life and quickly apprehending Domenico GIGANTE.
There is no justification for these crimes and our office will aggressively prosecute GIGANTE, seeking justice on behalf of the victims and the maximum penalty permissible under Florida law. 
These murders are shocking, and there is an understandable concern surrounding GIGANTE's prior criminal prosecutions and the sentences imposed. While our office continuously seeks to identify and address any potentiality for defendants to re-offend, we will undertake a review of all GIGANTE's prior convictions and sanctions, including those under a previous administration, to establish they were reasonable and appropriate. 
Todd Brown
Media Information &
(321) 617-7310
Office of the State Attorney
18th Judicial Circuit
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson
Way Building D
Viera, Fl. 32940

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