Sunday, August 31, 2014

Florida Man Commits Triple Murder - "He Just Snapped"

George Mason III.
George Mason III

Local news reports

His half-brother Gabriel "Bo" Taylor lived there with their mother Tracy Taylor and their 81-year-old grandmother, Jannie V. Taylor. So did Tracey's other son, Ralph Peyton.

"He was here every day," Donna Stanley, who lives across the street, said about Mason as she stood in the middle of the road Saturday morning. "He'd be here right now."

Instead, the 42-year-old Lutz man with a lengthy criminal record was in the hospital under police guard, accused of one of the most horrific shooting rampages in the city's history.

Police say Mason fatally shot Peyton, Jannie Taylor and Tarasha Yata Townsend, his 37-year-old girlfriend and mother of two of his daughters. Gabriel Taylor, 33, was critically wounded.

According to investigators, Mason chased Gabriel Taylor to the nearby corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Main Street and shot him multiple times with a 9 mm handgun. Almost in the same moment, Mason was struck by a Dodge pickup truck heading east on MLK.

Mason and Taylor were taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where Taylor underwent surgery, Brooksville Police Chief George Turner said. Taylor was in guarded condition Saturday night. Mason has a broken back, broken leg and a broken arm, Turner said. No condition was available.


  1. "Mason's arrest record dates back to 1991. Florida records show he did four stints in state prison between 1992 and 2007 for cocaine and marijuana sales and possession, battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing law enforcement, and possession of a firearm as a felon, among other crimes. He's been arrested twice in Florida since 2009, for resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license, records show."

    "It's a good thing the truck went by and took him out," Turner said. "It could have been a whole different story."

    I hope the city buys the guy a new truck along with the atta boy. Good for him.

    1. The same things Huey Newton was known for, you must be proud of this guys record.

    2. I wonder who was the last lawful owner of the gun he used?