August 3, 2010 Brevard Grand Jury Returns Murder Charge Against West Melbourne Woman

The Brevard County Grand Jury returned a second-degree murder with a firearm charge today (Aug. 3) against Yvette Hawkins, 50, in connection with the May 21, 2010 shooting death of her husband, Louis Hawkins, 53. If found guilty, Hawkins could spend the rest of her life in prison, said Assistant State Attorney Michael Hunt.

Yvette Hawkins called West Melbourne Police early on the morning of May 21 to report the shooting. She obtained a protective injunction against Louis Hawkins in 2008, but allowed him to return to the family home at 1413 Sorento Circle, West Melbourne, and live there since the first of the year. He died in the home’s master bedroom.

Assistant State Attorney Hunt said the jurors heard from four witnesses, including a West Melbourne detective, a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office crime scene Analyst and two psychologists before deliberating and returning the charge.

Accompanied by her attorney, Yvette Hawkins surrendered at the West Melbourne Police Department late Tuesday afternoon where she was arrested on the charge. She will be booked into the Brevard County Jail without bond, Hunt said, and will be scheduled for a first appearance on the charge tomorrow (Aug. 4).

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