Sep. 13– Taquana Washington liked being naked in front of her similarly exposed window– which probably wouldn’t have been a huge deal other than for the kids who played in the yard with a clear view into her house.
They complained. And when Washington was faced by a couple of grownups about her nudity and proclivity to show it off, among them sprayed pet repellent towards her and walked away.
Washington responded by shooting the woman dead, cops said.
That was almost two years ago. Previously this week Washington, 34, was apprehended and charged with second-degree murder and ownership of a firearm by a felon.
State district attorneys stated it took 22 months to make the case versus Washington since they had to overcome the defendant’s Stand Your Ground claim– a questionable state law that critics say motivates vigilante justice.
” There was a preliminary anticipation coming in that there was a Stand Your Ground concern,” said Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Workplace representative Ed Griffith. “Subsequent examination conquered the Stand Your Ground issue.”
Griffith did not say what extra evidence private investigators discovered that led them to apprehend Washington this week.
Washington was denied bond. She’s jailed at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
The conflict that landed Washington in jail began in the early evening of Nov. 22, 2017. Police contacted us to Washington’s South Miami Heights house at 22300 SW 116th Ave. discovered a lady lying dead in the yard, a bullet in her back. Witnesses quickly determined Washington as the shooter, cops said, and narrated of nudity, violence and belligerence.
For several months, next-door neighbors informed police, Washington would remain in front of her bedroom window completely unclothed as children played in an open field with a clear view to her bed room. A number of times she was challenged and several times she brushed off the complaints, cops stated.
But this time, a woman and a buddy who approached Washington spoke with her through the screen of her bed room window. She became upset enough at Washington, that the female sprayed canine repellent through the screen. The repellent missed out on, however Washington’s action, according to cops and witnesses, was to produce a weapon and fire back through the open window, striking the woman in the back, killing her.
The woman had to do with 20 feet from the window when she was struck. Police have actually not recognized the victim.
After the shooting, police stated Washington called cops and told them what took place. In her arrest report, cops describe the weapon Washington is implicated of utilizing as a.38-caliber revolver. To this day, the weapon has not been recuperated.
“I’m not knowledgeable about the gun being found,” said Griffith.
A law-enforcement source said Washington claimed that an area woman who frequently visits her home took the weapon, something the woman denied to authorities.
Police didn’t arrest Washington that day, despite the fact that she admitted to the shooting. The Miami-Dade Medical Inspector ruled the shooting a homicide.
Washington was widely known to authorities.
A few years previously she served 120 days in Miami-Dade jail for assaulting and hitting another lady with a mug. When she was apprehended earlier this week, Washington was under house arrest since district attorneys stated she declined to comply as the crucial witness in a 2016 murder case.