Sunday, August 5, 2012

Cape Canaveral Dentist Shot Dead By Deputies 1 Year Ago

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- One year ago today, on August 5, 2011, 71-year-old Cape Canaveral Dentist Frances Howard Morrell was shot and killed by Brevard County Sheriff's Deputies.

The incident arose from a dispute that Dr. Morrell had with Whiskerz Pet Grooming, a business neighbor in the Columbia Commercial Condominium Association, Inc. located at 102 Columbia Drive, Cape Canaveral, Florida.

 
According to Sheriff's deputies, Dr. Morrell had entered Whiskerz Pet Grooming with a firearm looking for the Whiskerz Pet Groomin owner, Valkyrie Flores.  She was not present at the time, but her teenage daughter and daughter's boyfriend were.  


When deputies stormed the business, Dr. Morell allegedly pointed his firearm at the deputies who then shot and killed Dr. Morrell.


PHOTO: Brevard Times / File.