Man Serving Life for Killing Deputy Convicted of Killing Sister, Another Woman

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Man Convicted of Killing Sister, Another Woman

Brooksville, FL (AP) - A Tampa Bay area man already serving a life sentence for killing a Dixie County deputy has been convicted of killing his sister and another woman during the same 2010 shooting rampage.

A Hernando County jury found 57-year-old John Kalisz guilty Monday of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of armed burglary. He faces a possible death sentence.

Authorities say Kalisz killed his sister, Kathryn Donovan, and her office manager, Deborah Tillotsonand, and wounded two others at a Brooksville home in January 2010. He killed Dixie County sheriff's Capt. Chad Reed in a shootout later the same day in Cross City.

Kalisz pleaded guilty to killing the deputy last year, avoiding the death penalty then as part of a deal.

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Grand Jury Indicts Man Charged in Dixie County Sheriff's Death
Feb. 17, 2010

A man accused of going on a shooting rampage that left three people dead has been formally charged with the death of a Dixie County, Florida deputy.

A grand jury indicted 55-year-old John Kalisz Tuesday afternoon on a charge of first-degree murder for killing Captain Chad Reed last
month.

Authorities say Kalisz shot four people in Hernando County,
killing two of them.

While fleeing the area, Kalisz was confronted by deputies in Dixie County. That's when he allegedly opened fire on Reed.


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