Former MB Police Captain Convicted of Attempted Murder

TAVERNIER – (CBS4) – A former Miami Beach Police captain was convicted Friday of two counts of attempted second degree murder by a jury in the Florida Keys.

The jury found that William Thomas Skinner, 55, tried to kill his wife and her new boyfriend in June 2009 when he showed up at the boyfriend’s house in Tavernier and began shooting at the couple. The wife was not harmed but the boyfriend was shot in the shoulder. Skinner then allegedly tried to beat the man to death with a plank of wood.

Skinner served 23 years with the Miami Beach Police Department before retiring in 2003. Skinner’s defense attorneys had argued he was legally insane at the time of the shooting. But the jury disagreed. Skinner was also convicted of armed burglary.

The trial lasted two weeks and Monroe County Assistant State Attorney Colleen Dunne said she was satisfied with the jury’s verdict.

Monroe County State Attorney Dennis Ward said Skinner is facing the possibility of being sentenced to three life terms in prison.

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  1. sellous says:

    This is the best news I have read in a LONG!LONG! while,

    This is what you call getting a taste of your own medicine. I say to you Officers, most of you are doing a wonderful job in protecting the citizens of this world, but a lot of you treat the public so bad it comes back to bite you in the whatever!

    Do unto others have you have them do unto, that’s BIBLICAL!

  2. ROSSI says:

    THATS THE STUPIDEST COMMENT I EVER HEARD! WHY DONT YOU PROTECT AND SERVE? IT APPEARS TO ME THAT YOU HAVE 0 STREET
    SMARTS!!! I QUESTION YOUR EDUCATION……

  3. CITIZENS says:

    ROSSI, WHAT ARE YOU DEFENDING ? AND WHY ? ARE YOU FOR THE GOOD OR THE BAD. SEEMS YOU HAVE ALREADY STATED THAT …………SEEMS YOU HAVE AN ANGER ISSUE ! THE CITIZENS HOPE YOU DON’T HAVE A GUN AND A BADGE ! LIKE THAT ONE HAD……………

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