Second-Degree Murder in Florida a Devastating Tragedy
Twenty-four-year old Amanda Lee Blair has been charged with multiple offenses, the most shocking of which being the second-degree murder of 62-year-old Benjamin Wojenski, reports Florida Today.
Blair was arrested for driving on a suspended driver’s license in Flagler County late Thursday after her vehicle, a white 2001 Corvette, was reported to be involved in the slaying.
Accused of second-degree murder and grand theft auto, Blair could face life in prison. She appears before a Flagler County judge today for her hearing.
Joe Pineiro, her parents’ neighbor, said:
“I know she’s been in trouble but she’s a nice girl, you couldn’t get me to say a bad thing about her, no question about it.
“She just got in with the wrong people.”
Blair has had a history of traffic arrests and a forgery charge in January of 2011. She was also charged in June this year for possession of cocaine.
Police in Titusville, Florida have no comment on how the two were acquainted, but reports indicate items removed from Wojenski’s home.
Jim Musick, co-owner of La Cita Golf and Country Club where Wojenski worked for 20 years as a golf course mechanic, had this to say about the man:
“It’s a devastating loss. He was a wonderful employee, was very kindhearted and did a lot of community and landscaping work for many of our clients.”
Musick added that Wojenski had kept to himself for several years following a divorce.
According to FOX Orlando, Jeannie Hudson, a friend of Wojenski, said:
“I would have never expected it in a million years, never would have suspected it.”
Hudson said Wojenski had left her this voice-mail the day before:
“Hi babe, it’s me. I haven’t heard from you lately, so I wondered what’s going on. Hopefully you are all right. When you get a chance, give me a call.”
Everybody involved in this investigation is sad and shocked.
Wojenski’s mutilated body had been found inside his home after an unidentified person requested the police check it out.
Police are asking the public’s for any help or assistance. If you have any information, you are asked to call Crimeline at 407-423-TIPS (8477).