Welaka Man Indicted on First-Degree Murder

Fri, Nov 17, 2023 at 12:10PM

Welaka Man Indicted on First-Degree Murder


November 17, 2023      


State of Florida v. Peter Miles Hamilton


DOB: 05/30/1957

Case Number: 2023-1137-CF


Welaka Man Indicted on First-Degree Murder

PALATKA – The Putnam County Grand Jury heard the case of Peter Hamilton today. The defendant is accused of shooting his wife in the back outside of their Welaka home on November 1, 2023. The victim died from her injuries at the scene.

The indictment was handed down on Friday morning. Hamilton was charged with First-Degree Murder (Firearm).

The case was investigated by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant State Attorney Jennifer Dunton will prosecute the case for the state.


For more information contact: 

Haley Harrison | Multimedia Specialist/PIO | Office of State Attorney R.J. Larizza, Florida's Seventh Judicial Circuit | SAOPIO@SAO7.org

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