PONCE INLET, Fla. – A 22-year-old caregiver and her husband were arrested Wednesday on murder charges in the death of an 89-year-old woman who was shot multiple times in her Ponce Inlet condo, police said.
Tyden Paul Guinn, 24, and Micayala Faith Yusco were arrested in the death of Margaret D. Hindsley, who was shot around 5 a.m. along Links Village Drive, according to Ponce Inlet Police Chief Jeff Glazier.
Glazier said officers were called to 4670 Links Village Drive and found Hindsley suffering from gunshot wounds. Hindsley was taken to Halifax Hospital by the Ponce Inlet Fire Department, where she died a short time later, according to Glazier.
Guinn’s father called 911 after the couple informed him of a “possible murder.”
“They just came home and told me they just did this,” the suspects’ relative said in the 911 call. “I woke up, they just came in and told me they just shot somebody… I had a feeling that they were gonna shoot somebody, that they were gonna kill somebody. I thought she was gonna come home and kill me.”
Guinn and Yusco, who visited Hindsley twice per day as her caregiver, admitted to a relative that they shot Hindsley and were taken into custody in Oak Hill, according to police.
“(Yusco) had been taking care of our victim for about four months and she visited her twice a day,” Glazier said. “So, she was very familiar with the condos and familiar with the victim.”
The vehicle driven by the suspects and the gun believed to be used in the crime were recovered, Glazier said.
“Our victim was very well cared for, she was loved by her family, and her family lives nearby and checked on her daily so it isn’t a case of neglect at all. This is a case of having the wrong caregiver,” Glazier said.
Guinn and Yusco face first-degree premeditated murder and armed burglary charges, but details about the motive in the shooting have not been released. They are currently being held in the Volusia County jail without bond.
Tyden Guinn & Micayla Yusco make First Appearance in Volusia Jail. Investigators say they shot & killed an 89yrold woman in Ponce Inlet on Weds. Yusco was the woman’s caregiver. They face armed burglary & first degree murder charge. SAO says Yusco made full confession @news6wkmg pic.twitter.com/MILzRLgsUU
— Molly Reed (@Mollyreednews) January 6, 2022
An ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Ponce Inlet Police Department, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and the state attorney’s office. This is Ponce Inlet’s first murder investigation since the mid-90s.
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