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Contact: David Chapman
Phone: (904) 255-3004
Cell: (904) 524-6626
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Aug. 23, 2018

FOURTH CIRCUIT GRAND JURY INDICTS 3 FOR FIRST-DEGREE MURDER

State Attorney Melissa Nelson announces the return by a grand jury of indictments charging three defendants with First-Degree Murder. With the indictments, each adult defendant faces a sentence of mandatory life in prison, unless the State provides notice of its intent to seek the death penalty, in accordance with Florida law.

The grand jury returned First-Degree Murder charges for:

Erica Newsome, S.A. Case No. 18CF002297AD. Newsome also is charged with Aggravated Child Abuse and Child Neglect.

DeAngelo Woods, S.A. Case No. 16CF043641AD. Woods also is charged with Armed Robbery, Burglary with Assault or Battery, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Jihad Smith, S.A. Case No. 17CF019213AD. Smith also is charged Tampering with Evidence and Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile Delinquent with a Prior Felony.