Town 'N' Country, Florida -- A man who went on a shooting rampage in the Town 'N' Country area on February 12, 2010 pleaded guilty to all charges Thursday morning.
With the guilty plea, Andre Watkins avoids the death penalty and insteadreceives eight life sentences without the possibility of parole.
Investigators say Watkins' shooting spree began around 6:30 p.m. at a 7-Eleven on Linebaugh Avenue and Plantation Boulevard. Watkins carjacked a pickup truck in the parking lot and -- while holding the driver at gunpoint -- forced him to drive him to a home in the 10500 block of Chadbourne Drive.
Once they got there, Watkins took the keys, left the driver, walked over to another car parked outside and fired several shots at the car. Two of the occupants ran away unharmed, but 19-year-old Alyssa Aracich died at the scene.
Watkins then forced the pickup truck driver to take him back to the convenience store, where he got back into his car and drove to his mother's home.There hechanged cars again.
From there he drove to a home in the 10900 block of Brightside Drive, knocked on the door and shot the man who answered. He then drove to the BP gas station at Linebaugh Avenue and Anderson Road, where he walked into the gas station, shot the clerk and left.
His final stop was to a home in the 8500 block of Briar Grove where he approached a man in the yard and shot at him while chasing him through the yard. The man got away unharmed.
Around 1 a.m., deputies located Watkins at the Marathon Gas Station located at I-4 and Forbes Road as he filled up his car with gas and arrested him without incident.
Watkins was convicted on First Degree Murder,five counts of Attempted Murder, Armed Carjacking and Armed Kidnapping.
In a victim statement read during Thursday's sentencing, Alyssa Aracich's mothertold Watkins,"When you die -- and you will die -- the revenge begins. You will go to the deepest pits of hell, where you will suffer for the tortures of the damned --and I mean each and every one of them -- for all eternity. I'll never forgive you. I will rejoice the day you die."