NR 23-07 Arrest Made In Canaveral Groves Homicide

March 1, 2023 - 7:39 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 36-year-old, Domenico Gigante of Rockledge, for the murder of four people at a residence on Alan Shephard Avenue in Canaveral Groves.  Gigante was taken into custody this afternoon after an arrest warrant was signed by Judge David Koenig, charging him with First Degree Premeditated Murder (4 Counts). He is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex on a No Bond status.

The decedents are identified as 63-year-old, Glenda Terwilliger, 36-year-old, Michael Watson, 35-year-old, Constance Terwilliger and 15-year-old, Kiara Terwilliger, who were all living at the residence at the time of the incident.

The investigation began early this morning, after the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call advising that four people had been shot at the residence.   The caller advised that he was contacted by a minor child, who also lived at the residence.   The caller responded to the residence where he found the decedents, as well as two minor children, who were not injured.  Deputies responded and confirmed the deaths.  The two minor children are currently in the process of being reunited with other family members.

The investigation has determined that Gigante had a previous relationship with Constance and is the father of Kiara. Evidence collected during the investigation revealed that Gigante left his residence on March 1, 2023, at approximately 1:00 a.m., and travelled to the victim’s residence where he broke into the house and shot the victims.  Gigante then left the victim’s residence and returned home.

Anyone who may have information about Domenico Gigante, is asked to please call Agent Bruce Connors of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8400.

For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.