Man shot, killed his girlfriend during sexual encounter in Ormond Beach, deputies say

Winter Richardson faces manslaughter charge

Winter Richardson.
Winter Richardson.

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – The boyfriend of an Ormond Beach woman who was killed in a shooting in June was arrested for his part in a deadly sexual encounter, Volusia County sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday.

Winter Richardson, 22, is facing a manslaughter charge in connection with the fatal June 27 shooting.

Deputies said Richardson shot Ashleigh Murphy during a consensual sexual encounter in the home they shared.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Richardson said Murphy indicated that she wanted him to a point a revolver at her.

Deputies said Richardson pulled the trigger twice, shooting a bullet into Murphy’s shoulder and back.

Detectives said her death was caused by her boyfriend’s negligence for failure to checking the gun before pointing it and pulling the trigger.

Richardson is being held on a $10,000 bond.

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