CONCH KEY (CBSMiami) – A lower Florida Keys woman known as ‘the sea hag’ reportedly shot a man to death Sunday night because he refused to giver her a beer.
Carolyn Dukeshire, 62, has been charged with first degree murder.
Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to #53 North Conch Avenue on Conch Key after someone reported a shooting. When they arrived they found 64-year old Martin Mazur suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
According to a witness, Dukeshire shot Mazur five times in the abdomen, back and arm after he refused to give her a beer.
Mazur was taken to Fisherman’s Hospital in Marathon where he died of his wounds.
Casey Whippo, 30, told deputies he and Mazur had gone out to dinner. After they returned to the house, Whippo said they were sitting outside and had just opened a beer when Dukeshire came up and asked if she could have one.
Whippo said when Mazur refused to give her a beer she shot him.
Whippo said he grabbed Dukeshire by the arms and told her she couldn’t leave. He then called the sheriff’s office. He said she threw the gun into the canal behind the house, then sat down and waited for deputies to arrive.
Dukeshire is being held without bond.