Jan. 22, 2023
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – A Florida woman who fatally shot her terminally ill husband and then engaged in a three hour standoff with police inside a Daytona Beach hospital made her first court appearance Sunday and was denied bond.
Ellen Gilland, 76, of New Smyrna faces one count of first-degree premeditated murder and three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Volusia County Jail records. No family or friends appeared in court on her behalf, FOX 35 Orlando reported.
Gilland reportedly did not say much during her court appearance. She was read the charges and simply answered the judge’s questions before being escorted out of court, according to FOX.
Jan. 21, 2023
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A woman in Florida fatally shot her terminally ill husband at a Daytona Beach hospital Saturday and then refused to leave his room for several hours, law enforcement authorities said.
The Daytona Beach Police Department confirmed the shooting occurred about noon at AdventHealth. After the woman reportedly shot and killed her husband, police were engaged in an hourslong standoff with the woman, reported the New York Post.
Law enforcement personnel and medical staff evacuated nearby patients, although they did not view the shooter as a threat to anyone else. Officers negotiated with the woman until she finally surrendered around 3 p.m., officials said.
** UPDATE: Female was taken into custody after surrendering just after 3 p.m. ** https://t.co/PD02v3DAa8
— Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) January 21, 2023
“No one else has been injured” during the incident, police said.
The identity of the woman and her husband were not immediately released, but police referred to her as an “elderly female.”