LAKE PANASOFFKEE, FL-Penny Rebecca Pospisil, a 51-year-old woman from Sumter County, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder and dismemberment of her physically disabled boyfriend.
During the summer of 2018, while staying at the Lake Pan RV Village in Sumter County, Pospisil murdered her boyfriend, 55-year-old Anthony Mitchell. She then relocated, with Mitchell’s body, to Brevard County where she lived for five months in a recreational vehicle.
Pospisil was arrested on December 30, 2019, after neighbors reported a malodorous smell coming from the RV. During the case it was revealed that Pospisil cut up Mitchell’s remains and kept them in her camper for nearly six months before she was caught and transported back to Sumter County to face charges.
Pospisil ultimately pled guilty, and Circuit Judge Mary P. Hatcher gave her the maximum sentence on all three counts. She will serve life in prison for second-degree murder, and consecutive sentences of 15 years for abuse of a dead human body, and five years for grand theft of more than $300 but less than $20,000.
This case was prosecuted by Daniel Geraghty and Donald McCathran.
Posted March 7, 2023.