NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) -- A homeless man has been sentenced
to 30 years in prison for fatally beating a woman at a Pasco County
A judged sentenced 34-year-old William Charles Johnroe to the
maximum penalty on Wednesday, after a jury found him guilty of
Witnesses Paul Pelchat and Cynthia Geller testified that
Kimberly Sue Goode ran at Johnroe with a wooden stick in June.
Johnroe took the weapon from her and began striking her repeatedly.
The four had been drinking together before the attack.
Geller reported the death to police about a month later,
claiming Johnroe threatened to hurt her and Pelchat if they told
authorities. Johnroe was arrested shortly after that.