Name: Leona Twiss.
Died: July 9, 2017.
Age at death: 95.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Fort Ann, Florida, USA.
Disability: Early dementia, frail elder.
Not long after Leona’s grandson moved into her house to help care for her, he and his wife conspired to kill her; he strangled her with a towel.
Perpetrator: Kevin L. Gonyea (Grandson), pleaded guilty to second-degree murder; Melissa Gonyea (Grandson’s wife), pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence and other charges related to being an accomplice. Gordon Twiss (son) and David Twiss (grandson) are charged with second-degree conspiracy.
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