Ex-detective Charged in Triple Murder with Wife, Daughter & Rising Football Star among Victims
An Ex-detective with a history of run-ins with the law has found himself in deep water with the law once again after now facing multiple murder charges.
An ex-detective has recently been charged with a triple murder. Among the victims of the shooting were the man's wife, their daughter, and a student described as a rising football star.
Stephen Broderick, 41, allegedly killed three innocents in a drive-by shooting. The victims were identified as his wife Amanda, 35, their daughter Alyssa, 17, and Alyssa's friend Willie Simmons, 18.
After Broderick was apprehended, a judge decided to keep the accused in jail because he had been released on bail for a previous crime. Travis County District Attorney José Garza stated:
“Our office will ensure that Mr. Broderick remains in custody and is held accountable."
Continuing, he sent his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. At this point, it is unclear whether the death penalty may be on the books for these charges.
CAPITAL MURDER CHARGES
After numerous 911 calls, officers managed to arrest the ex-detective on charges of capital murder. This followed nineteen hours of looking for Broderick, who was 20 miles away from the scene when apprehended.
In 2020, he was accused and arrested on charges of sexual assault of a child.
At the time, he and his wife Amanda were claimed by her law firm to be going through a divorce. Their son was found away from the shooting scene uninjured.
Simmons and Alyssa both attended Elgin High School. The School District Superintendent Dr. Jodi Duron produced a statement about these two students, which read:
"We are heartbroken by the news of this senseless tragedy, and we extend our deepest condolences to the families."
The statement commended Alyssa on her excellent academic and athletics skills. It spoke of Simmons as a leader and also complimented him on his sports and scholastic abilities.
I’ve been trying to find the words but have only come up empty. These are our kids. They were going to make it out. They were going to be great. I’m absolutely devastated pic.twitter.com/PPNh7xLlmc— Madison Koehler (@koehler_madison) April 19, 2021
A SORDID HISTORY
Broderick has a history of run-ins with the law. In 2020, he was accused and arrested on charges of sexual assault of a child and allegedly strangled a family member in the past.
During the divorce proceedings, Amanda proceeded to request sole custody due to these allegations. She eventually received a protective order for both her and her kids.
@Austin_Police attempting to locate Stephen Broderick, 41, who was allegedly involved in a #shooting today in Austin, Texas near Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway. Residents should shelter in place and report any sighting of Broderick to 911. #AustinShooting pic.twitter.com/mV6HcuNcse— FBI SanAntonio (@FBISanAntonio) April 18, 2021
The infamous Boulder Supermarket Shooting also saw the lives of many taken by the hand of a gun. Officer Eric Talley, one of the many victims, was part of the Boulder Police Department as an 11-year veteran.
Rikki Olds was just 25 years old when she lost her life in the shooting. She worked as a manager at the grocery store, with her relatives stating that she was full of life.
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