“Before Damion [Tillman] shows up, he decides to buy a Mountain Dew," says Judd. "He goes into the store and as he is standing in line to leave, TJ walks up behind him. Behind him is his brother Robert, and Mary is also in the store. TJ and Damion are having a conversation and it is not animated at all.”
Judd says Tillman at one point told the store clerk he was going fishing with Springfield at Lake Streety.
“TJ heads out and gets in a car with Robert and Mary and … tells Robert to follow him,” Judd alleges. “The three suspects [were] in the store with one of the three victims 10 minutes before the shooting.”
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According to the sheriff, the suspects then followed the truck to Frostproof, where Tillman met his friends.
Judd says TJ got out of his vehicle and ran up to Tillman, but was actually looking for Springfield, who was sitting with Rollins in a truck.
TJ then allegedly confronted Springfield in the vehicle, punching him and accusing him of selling the engine out of his truck.
“[Springfield] says ‘I don’t know what you are talking about….I don’t know anything about your truck,'” says Judd. “TJ starts shooting into the truck where Keven and Brandon are sitting – nine or 10 times, point blank. He then spins around and shoots Damion in his truck several more times.”
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The sheriff’s office served a search warrant on TJ’s travel trailer on July 20 and allegedly found ammunition that matched the shell casings found at the scene. Also found at the trailer were two SKS rifles and two Mossberg shotguns.
The sheriff’s office also claims to have video surveillance showing Whittemore purchasing the ammunition for TJ on July 9.
Judd said that after the murders, the suspects went to McDonald’s and ordered 10 double cheeseburgers and two McChicken sandwiches.
“This is how evil they are,” says Judd. “It didn’t even faze them.”
The three suspects are currently being held without bond. They have not yet been indicted.
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