DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Police on Monday released body-worn camera video of the tense moments after a woman allegedly shot her terminally ill husband to death Saturday at AdventHealth Daytona Beach.
The minute long video shows Daytona Beach police officers shouting at Ellen Gilland, 76, ordering her to drop the gun that police said she used to kill Jerry Gilland, 77.
“We don’t want to hurt you,” one of the officers could be heard saying in the video, which you can watch by clicking here.
Investigators said that negations began shortly before 12:30 p.m. Saturday and continued until shortly after 3 p.m., when Gilland surrendered from the hospital room that she had barricaded herself in.
A Volusia County judge on Sunday ordered that Gilland remain jailed without bail.
Police said the shooting was planned about three weeks ago as Jerry Gilland had asked his wife to kill him. They said Ellen Gilland had originally planned to kill herself, too, but she ended up not doing so.
It is unclear how Gilland was able to enter the hospital with a gun.
See bodycam video below:
Channel 9 asked AdventHealth if it has metal detectors at the hospital but has not yet heard back.
Gilland was arrested on a murder charge, but it will be up to the State Attorney’s Office to determine whether she will be formally charged.
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George Kotsonis, one of the couple’s neighbors, described them as “the sweetest couple.”
He said the couple briefly lived on Goodwin Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, but they moved out after they were flooded out by Tropical Storm Nicole.
Kotsonis said Jerry Gilland gave him a work bench.
“He handmade this and couldn’t take it to the new place,” he said. “I took it off his hands. It was a very nice gift from him -- something to remember him (by).”
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