WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A teen-ager who kicked a deputy faces a
second-degree murder charge because the officer died of a heart attack hours
William Robert Waters Jr., 17, resisted arrest with violence resulting
the deputy's death, said Palm Beach County Sheriff's Lt. Ed Serafin. He
was charged with disorderly conduct and assaulting a law enforcement
He was being held at the county Juvenile Assessment Center until his
first court appearance Monday.
Deputy Donald Lee Schavolt, 48, died Sunday from a massive heart attack
hours after he was kicked, officials said.
"While it doesn't have all the fanfare of someone being shot and being
lost, it's still a grievous loss," said Sheriff Ed Bieluch.
Deputies said they found Waters lying in a road and apparently drunk
Four deputies restrained Waters after he rushed at them when his father
came to pick him up. Handcuffed and in leg restraints, Waters then kicked
Schavolt as the deputy put him in a patrol car, according to sheriff's
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In 1998, prosecutors charged a woman with second-degree murder for the
heart attack death of a 65-year-old woman shortly after the two argued.
Joelle Gibbs, 43, of West Palm Beach, was convicted of a lesser charge,
which was later reversed.