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Albert Holland

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Albert Holland

Albert Holland

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Thelma Johnson reported that Albert Holland approached her and asked her if she had a hitter (a device used to smoke cocaine). Johnson stated that she did not, but led Holland to a wooded area with the intention of smoking cocaine together.

After smoking the second half of the cocaine rock, Holland became violent. He shoved Johnson to the ground, held her down and hit her on the side of the head with a bottle while she begged him not to kill her. As Holland beat her, he repeatedly threatened to kill her.

Holland ripped Johnson’s shirt and unzipped her pants and forced Johnson to give him oral sex. When Johnson protested and stopped, Holland beat her until she was unconscious. Holland stopped beating Johnson and left the scene when a witness yelled for Holland to stop before he killed her. Johnson had a severed ear, a fractured skull, and multiple cuts on her face, which required extensive plastic surgery.

Police officers responded to a call regarding the attack and began the search for Holland. Officer Scott Winters was in his patrol car when he asked Holland to approach the vehicle. A struggle ensued and Holland managed to take Winters’ gun and shot the officer twice before he fled the scene.

Police officers stated that Winters requested backup at 7:25 p.m. and reported being shot at 7:26 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, Winters’ gun was missing. Winters died at 8:30 p.m. as a result of gunshot wounds to the lower stomach and groin area.

Source: Florida Commission on Capital Cases

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