Palatka, FL–DayQuone Hill, 8, may have been trying to protect his mother Tuesday night when he got into the middle of a fight between her and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Zachariah ‘Gator’ Williams. Zachariah’s anger turned from the mother to her child…he stabbed DayQuone half a dozen times or more with a pair of scissors.
Authorities were called to the College Arms Apartments around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening in reference to a child being stabbed. When officers arrived, they found DayQuone suffering from multiple stab wounds. As EMT’s attended to the child, officers were searching the neighborhood for witnesses and a possible suspect.
After hearing screams, neighbor Chantell Robinson ran over to help. ‘She (the child’s mother) was sitting on the floor with the baby in her arms. There was blood everywhere and he wasn’t comprehending. He wasn’t saying anything,’ says Robinson.
Officer Todd Bryant of the Palatka Police Department was in the parking lot area, assisting in getting the injured boy into an ambulance, when a man ran into him. That man was Zachariah Williams. Bryant asked the guy to move. The man then turned around and slashed Bryant in the face with a pair of scissors. Suffering a stab wound in the cheek, Bryant pulled out his taser and tased the psycho fuck. Other officers then rushed in and wrestled Zachariah to the ground.
Both DayQuone and Officer Bryant were taken to Putnam Community Hospital. Bryant was treated and released. DayQuone Hill died.
The child’s mother was overcome with emotion. Paramedics attempted to give her oxygen before she fainted and was taken away in an ambulance. She was still out of it when she was unloaded from the ambulance on a stretcher at the hospital, where her son had just been taken.
According to Zachariah’s mother, Jacquelyn Allen, he had been taken to Putnam Behavior Healthcare for mental evaluation Monday afternoon. ‘He had lost his mind,’ Allen said. ‘He thought that I was Cleopatra and he was Mark Anthony. They told me he had schizophrenia, but they released him after only three hours.’ Witnesses reported seeing Zachariah running around the apartment complex after stabbing DayQuone, yelling, ‘I’m God. I can bring him back to life.’
Zachariah Williams is charged with murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon on a police officer. He has a pretty lengthy criminal record. As a matter of fact, police call him a ‘regular.’ Previous charges include retail theft, burglary and robbery. This case, and the motive behind the stabbing are still under investigation.
Sorry, but had that fucker stabbed me in the cheek with a pair of scissors, after brutally murdering a 8-year-old child, I wouldn’t have been reaching for my taser…Tags: Florida, Murder, scissors, Stabbing