They seemed to be a happy, loving family who did their best to love and support one another – until one day they were shot.
Chad and Margaret live in a beautiful house in Chuluota, Florida and raised their three boys; Jason, Cody and Grant.
The three boys appeared to be close, with Cody and Grant being each other’s best friends and closest of age.
The brothers shared a love of football and often went to Florida Gators games together.
From the outside, they were the ideal happy family – but one day that changed.
Grant and Cody were both trained as nurses when things started for Grant when he was suspended while an investigation was underway.
He was charged with stealing and improperly administering medicines. The company he worked for had him arrested and then fired.
The charges were later dropped, possibly because Cody paid $ 8,000 for his brother’s lawyer.
But unemployed and seemingly unhappy, Grant withdrew into himself, spending most of the time in his room playing and streaming video games, dreaming of becoming famous on Twitch – at least his family thought.
But when Grant wasn’t playing games, he would watch porn and fall in love with a Bulgarian cam girl named Silvie.
He spent up to four hours a night watching the beautiful woman with long dark hair, beautiful figure, and exotic Eastern European dialect do what cam girls do.
According to CrimeBeat, tThe site used a token system to buy time with their models.
Grant would buy 5,000 tokens at a time, which costs around $ 600.
Reportedly, Silvie’s chat room was costing 90 tokens per minute, which meant he was spending $ 2,500 a night watching her.
Desperate to keep her in his life, he lied to people on the internet and created a rich and prosperous alter ego.
As his love for her grew, he sent her lingerie and sex toys for her performances and extra money.
To fund his sexual addiction, he would steal around $ 200,000 in money from his parents, brothers, and other relatives.
Eventually his family said enough was enough and sent him to rehab, but he was released within a few weeks.
He was welcomed home on the condition that he would give up his access to Silvie – but for Grant she was “all that mattered”.
He started stealing again – even from his brother during a trip to Japan that was financed for him.
Soon he was no longer welcome in the house and on January 24, 2019 his father told Grant to pack his things and leave before he got home.
But instead, Grant decided to shoot his family.
First he sneaked up on his mother and shot her in the head while she was working on the computer.
When his father got home, Grant sneaked up on him and shot him twice in the head in the kitchen before shooting Cody at the front door.
The scene was then staged as if an outside party walked in and shot the family before Grant escaped to an out of town motel, where he was found by police and taken for questioning.
Although Grant insisted on innocence, the Seminole County, Florida jury found him guilty of three murders and received life sentences in August 2019.
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