Case Involving Argument About Child Support Before Killing Ex Wife

In Walker v. State, 707 So. 2d 300 (Fla. 1997) the defendant confessed he and the victim were arguing about a child support award before he killed her. The court found the pecuniary gain aggravator established beyond a reasonable doubt because the defendant's pecuniary motive of avoiding child support permeated the case. Id. at 317; See also: Thomas v. State, 693 So. 2d 951 (Fla. 1997) (upholding the pecuniary gain aggravator where the defendant planned the kidnapping and murder of his wife to avoid paying his part of a settlement agreement in their pending divorce).