Assailant in Ponte Vedra slaying admits guilt

Saturday morning, the St. Johns County local news desk was notified that 63 year-old Richard William Medeiros made his first appearance before the judge to hear charges that he beat to death a Ponte Vedra Beach resident; 92 year-old Alyce Bowles.

According to Sergeant Charles E. Mulligan, Medeiros admitting killing Bowles in October, however, since that time, Historic City News learned that Medeiros has been in custody in Jacksonville on charges that he attempted to kill a Jacksonville Beach real estate agent.

Since the Bowles murder is a capital offense, the judge did not allow bond during Medeiros first appearance hearing. Medeiros remains in custody in the St. Johns County Detention Center.

When he was booked in St. Augustine early Friday evening, Medeiros listed his residence as a post office address in Jacksonville; where it has been reported that he was employed as an electrician.

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