13 guilty in murders of security officers, according to PrivateOfficerNews.com

Kenneth Missey is charged with first degree murder for the death of security guard Bill Williams.

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From PrivateOfficerNews.com

Charlotte NC April 11 2019

Thirteen people since the beginning of March have now been convicted of murdering security officers.
Six others are currently in the midst of their trials charged with six other security officer murders.

Trial Underway For Security Officer Murdered in 2006
Clearwater Florida

In a murder of a Clearwater Florida security officer dating back to 2006, a trial has been set for the accused, Kenneth Missey is charged with first degree murder for the death of security guard Bill Williams.

Missey said someone else is responsible for the crime.

Missey told law enforcement all sorts of stories and pointed them to other suspects he said was responsible for the crime, but Clearwater police said none of the stories added up and charged him with murder almost a decade later.

In September of 2006, Clearwater police say Missey was wearing a mask when he barged into the Fairfield Inn and Suites on Gulf to Bay Boulevard.

Missey pointed a gun at the front desk clerk and ordered her to give him money. Bill Williams, a security guard ran into help the clerk and Missey shot him twice in the back. As Missey ran away with $400, Williams died in the hotel lobby.

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Man Found Guilty of Murdering Police Officer Moonlighting As a Security Officer
Chicago IL

A 31-year-old man was found guilty in the 2011 shooting death of a Chicago police officer who was moonlighting as a security guard at an Austin convenience store.

Alexander Villa was found guilty of first-degree murder, attempted murder and armed robbery by a Cook County jury late Thursday. Jurors reached their verdict at 11:30 p.m. - after more than two hours of deliberations and a four-day trial, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office.

Prosecutors said Villa burst into M&M Quick Foods, where Clifton Lewis was working an off-duty security job, and opened fire, leaping over the counter to shoot Lewis as the police officer struggled to draw his gun. Co-defendant Tyrone Clay, who still is awaiting trial, allegedly snatched cash from the register - making off with $670 - while Villa took the officer's gun.

Getaway driver Edgardo Colon, who was sentenced to 84 years in prison for his role in the murder following a 2017 trial, was called as prosecution witness, but refused to answer questions even after he was cited for contempt of court by Judge James Linn.

Lewis was an eight-year veteran of the CPD, and had only recently taken the side job at the convenience store to help pay for his upcoming wedding. He's proposed to his longtime girlfriend just four days before his death. Lewis had an 11-year-old daughter, and was a father figure to his girlfriend's teenage son.

Villa was the last of the three defendants charged in Lewis' murder, with his arrest coming two years after Lewis was killed.

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Security Officer's Wife and Lover Found Guilty of His Murder
Buford GA

Nearly a year and a half after a security officer returning home from work was gunned down on his own front porch, his wife and her lover has been found guilty of his murder.

The father of three was gunned down outside his Buford home in November 2017.

A Gwinnett County jury found 23-year-old Tia Young, the wife of George Young, a security guard who was killed as he was returning from work on Nov. 16, guilty of felony murder, aggravated assault and two criminal attempts to tamper with evidence, multiple news outlets reported.

Her lover, Harvey "Tim" Lee, 39, a family friend who lived with the couple, was convicted of malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault.

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