10-year-old girl’s mother murdered during online class as teacher witnesses confrontation


This booking photo provided by Martin County Sheriff’s Office shows Donald Williams. Authorities say a Florida woman was fatally shot Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, by her ex-boyfriend as her daughter started her first day of online school. Williams has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Maribel Rosado Morales, 32. Investigators said Williams shot the woman multiple times at her Indiantown home in front of her four children and their two cousins.(Martin County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

INDIANTOWN, Fla. (News Nation/WJW) — A Florida man is accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend in front of multiple children, including her 10-year-old daughter, who was learning online with her class when the shooting happened.

Donald J. Williams, 27, is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Maribel Rosado-Morales, 32, after an argument, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

Williams allegedly confronted Morales about “something to do with a video” which started an argument according to deputies.

“He says she actually started to smile at him and he became enraged and shot her,” Marin County Sheriff William Snyder said.

Morales was shot repeatedly in front of her four children, who are between the ages of 10 and 17, and two cousins, Snyder said.

“The teacher’s statement is that she heard a commotion, knew it was some kind of confrontation, muted it and then watched the 10-year-old put her hands up to her ears,” Snyder said.

One of the bullets struck the computer, and the screen went blank.

Williams was arrested. He gave a full confession, Snyder said.

Morales died at the hospital.

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