By Cathy Taylor
Sentencing for Blake Hullihen, 27, of Harrison has been scheduled for March 1st in Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court.
Hullihen was found guilty of two counts of second degree murder in the shooting deaths of Gabrielle Woodward and Donald Feneis on January 21st. He was also convicted of two counts of felony firearms charges relating to the incident.
Hullihen used a .45 caliber weapon to shoot his victims a total of 17 times in the December, 2011 massacre. According to Hullihen, he was “shocked and devastated” by a recent court order giving Woodward primary custody of their 5-year-old daughter.
On that fateful evening, Hullihen met Woodward and Feneis in the parking lot of Chuck’s Corners Citgo station at the intersection of M-66 and M-115 to allegedly discuss the court order. Hullihen claimed that at one point he thought Feneis was pulling a weapon from his jacket in an apparent attempt to attack him. Hullihen then opened fire on the couple.
After the shootings, Hullihen fled the scene and returned to his parent’s home in Harrison. He told his father that he may have shot Woodworth and Feneis because he recalled seeing “flashes of bodies.” His father drove him to Clare County Sheriff John Wilson’s home and was later taken into custody by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department.