Where is Domenico Gigante Now? Quadruple Murder Explained

By Kieran Burt
Published: October 13, 2023 (Last updated: October 31, 2023)
Where is Domenico Gigante Now? Quadruple Murder Explained

On March 1, 2023, the police were called to a home on Alan Shepard Avenue in Brevard County, Florida, to find that four people had been murdered. Domenico Gigante was later arrested and charged with four counts of first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

The quadruple murder was the deadliest mass homicide in Brevard County in the past ten years, which no doubt shocked the residents of the area and the rest of the state. The act also left two young boys orphaned, as during the attack both their mother and father died.

Who is Domenico Gigante?

Domenico Gigante is a 36-year-old Florida man who lives in Rockledge in the Brevard County area of the state. He is currently on trial for four counts of murder, one of the victims being his daughter Kiarra Terwilliger.

He reportedly had a strained and difficult relationship with her, but his daughter had reportedly rebuked him and refused to mend their relationship.

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Gigante has a long criminal record that stretches back to 2005 and includes convictions for crimes including domestic violence and battery, aggravated assault, and animal cruelty.

Where is Domenico Gigante Now?

Domenico Gigante was not granted bail, which means that he won’t be released with a bond but will remain in prison at Brevard County Jail until his trial has concluded.

The state attorney is pursuing the death penalty against Gigante, so if he is found guilty he could be sent to death row. If he is found guilty and given a life sentence, then he will spend the rest of his time in prison.

During a press conference, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said, “This is an extremely violent individual with an extremely violent past dating back as far as 2005 who should have never been on our streets where he could take the lives of this entire family.”

Where is Domenico Gigante Now? Quadruple Murder Explained

What did Domenico Gigante do?

Domenico Gigante is accused of four counts of murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Prosecutors say that he broke into his daughter’s home on Alan Shepard Avenue on March 1, 2023, and shot 63-year-old Glenda Terwilliger, 36-year-old Michael Watson, 35-year-old Constance Terwilliger, and 15-year-old Kiarra Terwilliger, who were all in the house at the time of the incident.

Constance Terwilliger was Kiarra’s mother, whom Gigante had a previous relationship with. Glenda Terwilliger was Kiarra’s grandmother, and Michael Watson was her stepfather.

Two boys, a 9-year-old and a 6-year-old, were also found at the residence, but they were unharmed. They were left orphaned by the attack, as both of their parents, Michael Watson and Constance Terwilliger, were killed. During the attack, they were able to get a call out to a family friend who then called 911.

Gigante reportedly called his roommate from jail and asked if he could take the blame for the murder. Gigante has entered a not-guilty plea, and a trial date has not been set yet.

How long will Domenico Gigante be in prison?

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Domenico Gigante, due to the severity of the crime. This means that Gigante will be sent to death row after his sentence. The state average is 23 years, which gives a rough guide for how long Gigante might spend. This might be more or less, however.

If Gigante is found guilty but not given the death penalty, he will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.


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