October 31, 2014
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - The adult daughter of a slain Florida couple known for adopting 13 special needs children says she is moving into her parents' home to take care of the children.
Ashley Markham told the Pensacola News Journal that she and her
husband plan to raise the children as their own. The 26-year-old
says it was her mother's wish. A message was left by The Associated
Press on Sunday with her attorney.
Byrd and Melanie Billings were shot to death in their home west of Pensacola earlier this month in a break-in. Eight people have been arrested in the case.
Markham says the house were the attack occurred now has new
doors. A security gate is going in and locks have been changed. She
says the children are anxious to get back home.