[UPDATE] Elliott Murder Latest

By: Candace Sweat Email
By: Candace Sweat Email

Live Oak, FL - A district court upholds the conviction of a Suwannee County man doing time for murdering his own mother.

The First District Court of Appeals has upheld the 2009 conviction of 56-year-old William Elliott for the 2007 murder of his mother, Martha Elliott.

Deputies say Elliott cut up and burned his mother's body, and then spread her remains over her land. State attorney Skip Jarvis says he hopes the court's decision will be the final chapter in this case.

Jarvis says, "Mr. Elliott has had a chance to tell them what errors he thought may or may not have been committed at the trial. They did not see to overturn what has already been done here in the trial court."

Elliott is currently serving his life sentence in Starke, Florida. Jarvis says Elliott could still try to appeal his conviction to the Florida Supreme Court.


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  • by Barbara Location: Live Oak on Dec 31, 2010 at 03:53 PM
    This woman was a sweetheart, she didn't deserve such a brutal end to life. I am totally sickened to think a son would take the life of his own mother. May she rest in peace.
  • by Sarah on Dec 27, 2010 at 05:49 AM
    How could anybody kill their own mother? I don't understand what goes through people's mind when they do such horrible things.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 24, 2010 at 02:01 PM
    Suwannee County- The murder capital of rural North Florida.
  • by gene on Dec 24, 2010 at 09:15 AM
    its so sad when one human takes another humans life,But when someone is so sick that they can hurt there mother or father,they need to be shot in the head.got out of society
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