The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on Thursday, November 16, 2017, Angelo Derillo Baker was found guilty as charged of Second Degree Murder with a Firearm and Shooting into a Dwelling. During the three day trial, Assistant State Attorneys Bob Sombathy and Frank Sullivan called fourteen witnesses to the stand to prove Baker was the man who shot Richard Washington Jr. on September 4, 2015, over a quarrel about drug-dealing territory. The jury specifically found that Baker committed the crimes with a firearm thus subjecting him to sentencing under the 10/20/Life law. The case was investigated by the Panama City Police Department. Judge Brantley Clark scheduled a sentencing date for Baker on December 1, 2017.
If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford at (850) 832-5510.