Peters Convicted of Accessory After the Fact to Second Degree Murder with a Firearm and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Tampering with a Witness
On July 4, 2020, Raul Ambriz Guillen was shot and killed in Holmes County, Florida. His body was taken to a remote location and buried. After a long investigation and important tips from the public, Mr. Guillen’s body was discovered on August 25, 2020, by the Holmes County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The 14th Circuit Medical Examiner’s office determined that Mr. Guillen died from a single gunshot wound to the back of his head.
Jeremie Odell Peters was charged with serious crimes related to the murder. On June 24, 2021, after a 4 day long trial, a Holmes County jury found Peters guilty of Accessory after the Fact to Second Degree Murder with a Firearm and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Tampering with a Witness. Peters, age 44, now faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in the Florida Department of Corrections. Sentencing has been scheduled for July 14, 2021. Two co-defendants are still awaiting trial in the murder of Mr. Guillen.
The case against Jeremie Odell Peters was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Brandon Young and Lawrence Gill. The 14th Circuit State Attorney’s Office and State Attorney Larry Basford would like to thank the Holmes County Sheriff’s Department, Houston County, Alabama Sheriff’s Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Bay County Sheriff’s Department, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Medical Examiner’s Office for their invaluable assistance in the successful prosecution of Peters.
For additional information, contact State Attorney Larry Basford.