TAMPA, Fla. — The man accused of fatally shooting beloved Bay area teacher's aide Rene Williams will be facing a judge on Friday.
- Richard Miller will be held in held with no bond
- Rene Williams was also a caretaker in Brandon
- RELATED: Beloved Bay Area Teacher's Aide Killed in Domestic Shooting
Richard Miller, 49, has a criminal history that includes more than two dozen arrests for domestic violence and armed kidnapping. However, on Friday, he will appear before a judge facing a murder charge.
THE BIG STORY YESTERDAY MORNING DEVELOPING: Richard Miller, 49, to appear before judge on murder charge after LONG history of domestic violence arrests. HCSO says he shot and killed a well-known teacher’s aide and caretaker after she tried breaking up with him. More @BN9 pic.twitter.com/KZunUKqA8Z— Jason Lanning (@Jason_Lanning) November 8, 2019
"Here it is, that a woman working two jobs to support her family and try to live a life. And try to enhance the lives of so many people, was taken away from this earth way too soon," said Titus O'Neal, the famed WWE wrestler, as he spoke about his friend, a woman who he says was a hero to those in need.
Williams was a teacher's aide at Foster Elementary School and was also a caretaker in Brandon.
Investigators say she was leaving that job late Wednesday night when she was gunned down by her soon to be ex-boyfriend as she tried getting in to her car at the Westchester Apartments on Nina Elizabeth Circle.
"There was a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship and unfortunately, he didn’t like the fact that she was breaking off the relationship and this is a result of that," explained Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister.
Unclear if there were any direct witnesses to the shooting, but it did not take long for Miller to be identified as the shooter, authorities said.
Miller will be held with no bond after Friday's hearing and could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.