State’s Attorney approves arrest warrant for Tiffany Hall murderer
St. Lucie Fl, (treasurecoast.com)- On January 30, 2020, the State Attorney’s office approved an arrest warrant for the arrest of William Eugene Hawkins DOB 12/07/1972. William Eugene Hawkins has been charged with the premeditated murder of Robert E. Morell; the 95-year-old victim who resided at the Tiffany Hall Nursing Home at the time of the murder.
On January 5, 2020 at 12:06 am, St. Lucie County Dispatch received a call from an adult female nurse stating “someone tried to hurt a patient” at the Tiffany Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located at 1800 SE Hillmoor Drive, Port St. Lucie. Port St. Lucie Police officers arrived at the facility and found an adult male deceased.
On January 5, 2020, at 12:11am, police went to 1800 SE Hillmoor Drive (Tiffany Hall) for reports of a ninety-five-year-old male patient “being hurt” by an unknown male suspect. Police learned a nurse walked past the male patient’s room when she noticed an unknown male suspect sitting on top of the patient’s chest, holding a pillow over his face. The nurse immediately called for help as she yelled for another nurse to call 9-1-1. The unknown male suspect immediately took off running and fled the facility as police were called to the scene. Police set up a perimeter and searched the area with the K-9 unit. In addition, St Lucie County Sheriff’s Office assisted with their aviation unit, however the unknown male was not located. Police were informed the male suspect is a white male.