The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, Circuit Judge Ana Maria Garcia sentenced Jeremy Javon Lee to 15 years of imprisonment for Attempted Manslaughter by Act, following a jury verdict of guilty on September 17, 2019.
Evidence presented at trial proved that on October 21, 2018, the Defendant was invited into the victim’s home, pulled a gun out of a backpack and shot the victim in the chest. The Defendant then fled the scene, hid in the wooded area behind the victim’s apartment for several hours while he disposed of the firearm, his hoodie, pants and backpack. The Defendant lied to his family, telling them he wasn’t even in Panama City and didn’t shoot anyone. At trial, he testified that the shooting was an accident. The victim suffered great bodily harm as the bullet traveled from the entry wound in his chest, through his abdomen into his right hip.
This case was investigated by Det. Kristian Shaw at the Panama City Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Barbara Beasley and Amanda Kincaid.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.