A Florida woman has been charged with murdering a man for allegedly masturbating in front of her.
Jadian Sinead Zeiders, 26, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of 53-year-old social worker William Denham Jr., reports the Daily Mail.
Zeiders alleges that Denham trespassed into her back yard in Tampa on Jan. 14 and masturbated in front of her window.
Officers say she claimed to have hidden in her laundry room while Denham was in her yard, during which time her two male roommates arrived home.
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Zeiders says the two roommates followed Denham down the street, according to a police report cited by the Tampa Bay Times. She claims that an argument broke out and Denham attacked her roommates, who fought back in self-defense.
At that point, Zeiders said an unknown black man emerged from some bushes, kicked Denham in the head, and started going through his pockets.
Several witnesses say they saw Zeider and the two men attack Denham as he was walking along the street.
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Friends of Denham dispute Zeiders' accusation against him, describing him as an openly-gay pacifist. "He never would have attacked anyone," said Maureen Tourigian, one of Denham's three sisters. "Anyone who knows him knows that, and that he never would expose himself to a woman. He wasn't interested."
Dan Kane, Dehman's partner of 30 years, agrees that it would have been completely out of character for Denham to have done such a thing. He believes that Zieder and her two roommates beat his companion to death after attempting to rob him and discovering he only had a few dollars in his pocket.
Kane sad that Denham had walked alone to a nearby Walmart and bought a few frozen dinners and was killed on his way home, less than a mile from the house the couple bought in November.
Zeiders, who was arrested in November on charges of heroin possession and failing to appear in court for a driving infraction, remains in jail on $100,000 bond. Tampa police spokesman said that detectives have identified the other two suspects, but their names have not yet been released.
Regarding the killers, Kane is perhaps less vengeful than most people would be. "I don't think they need the death penalty," he said, "but they do need to be in prison for a long time to think about what they did. They're a danger to the community and need to be off the street."