Woman accused of killing Mount Dora couple indicted on murder charge

Vickie Williams, 50, formally charged in deaths of Darryl and Sharon Getman

MOUNT DORA, Fla. – The woman accused of killing a Mount Dora couple at their apartment in a senior living community has been indicted on a murder charge.

Vickie Williams, 50, was formally charged Wednesday on first-degree murder and grand theft charges.

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The Mount Dora Police Department said officers responded to the Waterman Village senior living complex on Dec. 31 and found Darryl and Sharon Getman, a retired couple in their 80s, stabbed to death inside their home.

According to interim police Chief Mike Gibson, a woman was escorted from the complex by security the day before New Year’s Eve, though she was seen entering again that night.

Afterward, the woman went to an apartment, knocked on the door and asked a resident inside whether she could take a shower, according to the police department. Gibson said the resident hit an alarm button, and the woman then grabbed a set of keys and fled.

The Getmans’ vehicle was seen departing the complex early the next day and Williams was later caught driving it, police said.

“It appears it was a random crime,” Gibson said during a news conference. “I believe it was someone that was simply passing through and it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event.”

Anthony and Brittany Getman, the children of the couple, said their parents had been Mount Dora residents for 20 years and were truly loved by residents in the area.

In interviews, Williams insisted that she got the car from an acquaintance in Georgia named Fuller Blue, that she was living in the car, and that she hadn’t been in Florida in years.

Williams is currently being held on no bond at the Lake County jail.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined ClickOrlando.com in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.