Sheriff: Florida man fatally shoots teenage daughter and 3 others

CANAVERAL GROVES, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man was arrested Wednesday after fatally shooting his teenage daughter and three other people, authorities said.

Domenico Gigante, 36, was charged with four counts of first-degree murder, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said at a news conference.

Deputies responded to a Canaveral Groves home early Wednesday morning after one of the two surviving children called a relative for help, officials said. Canaveral Groves is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) inland from Cape Canaveral.

Deputies found the bodies of 15-year-old Chiara Terwilliger and her mother, Constance Terwilliger, who had previously been in a relationship with Gigante, Ivey said. The other two victims were identified as Glenda Terwilliger, 63, and Michael Andrew Watson, 36.

Officials have not given a motive for the murders.

Gigante was arrested later Wednesday at his home in Rockledge, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of the crime scene, officials said.

Gigante was being held without bail. Online jail documents did not list a defense attorney available to comment on the case.

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