Man Who Worked on Movie Sentenced for Murder

It was a special type of adhesive, the kind of gaffer’s tape that the former Daytona Beach man, Stephen Workman, used when he worked on the movie set for the 2003 local filming of “Monster” that tied the former Daytona Beach man to the scene of  the murder.

Workman’s name appeared in the credits of the Academy Award-winning film, which depicted the local crimes of Aileen Wuornos.

When the movie about the executed female serial killer was filmed in early 2003, Workman’s title was “grip.”

Now, he’s a convicted killer himself. In court Wednesday, Workman pleaded no contest to second-degree murder for the March 21, 2003, killing of Jason Gucwa, 32.

Workman says he’s innocent, but pleaded no contest to avoid the chance he would be sentenced to more time.

Workman was sentenced to 22 years in prison by Circuit Judge R. Michael Hutcheson after a brief hearing, ending a long court battle that started when Workman was arrested in a small seaside town in Brazil in 2005.

Police said they believe the motive of the murder was robbery.

Workman left the area soon after the victim’s body was found. He was arrested in a small seaside town in Brazil in 2005.