The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on Friday, December 1, 2017, Circuit Judge Brantley Clark sentenced Angelo Derillo Baker to life in prison for Second Degree Murder with a Firearm. Baker was sentenced under the 10/20/Life law. He also received a consecutive sentence of 15 years of imprisonment for Shooting into a Dwelling.
Baker was found guilty as charged of both offenses on November 16, 2017, after a three-day jury trial. During the trial, Assistant State Attorney Bob Sombathy, Chief of the Major Crimes Division, and Assistant State Attorney 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.
If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford at (850) 832-5510.