ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The man who was shot to death by his aunt was a 33-year employee at Flagler College who had worked his way to the top of his department.
John Rice was fatally shot by his 96-year-old aunt Sunday, police believe. Neighbors said it was because she didn't want to be moved into a nursing home.
In a statement today, Flagler College President Dr. William T. Abare, Jr., said the following:
It is with deep regret that I inform the Flagler College community of the passing of John Rice, our Supervisor of Housekeeping. John had served the College with energy, diligence, and good humor for 33 years. He was a cheerful presence and a friend to all. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with John's family at this sad time.