Today, a 17-year-old boy, Eric Francis Sandefur, was charged with the stabbing death of a homeless man, Jason Jerome, in Jacksonville, Florida. His Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer and Public Defender entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf. His Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer may have pled not guilty for several reasons. The defendant may have requested that she do so, order for him to obtain a private Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer. Otherwise, his Public Defender likely needs more time to conduct an investigation.
Jacksonville media reports that police have obtained a video that “shows a figure in what appears to be a jacket and tie holding a knife while Jerome backs away, his shoulders covered by a blanket… Sandefur, who was arrested two days later, made statements to investigators that he wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone.” Undoubtedly, his attorney will want to investigated his statement and review the video carefully.
If you are facing criminal charges in Jacksonville, Florida or the surrounding counties, contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer to review your case, make the proper determinations, and make sure your rights are being protected.