Jacksonville Juvenile to Face Criminal Charges for Downtown Shooting

Jacksonville Juvenile, Quintavis Seay, is only 16-years-old and charged with the homicide of a 20-year-old Jacksonville man, Jeremy Godboldt.  According to local reports, Seay was involved in a physical altercation with Godboldt and his brothers.  At some point, Seay allegedly shot Godboldt, who was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Seay will likely be charged as an adult.  If he is charged with murder, he could face life in prison without parole, despite his age.  Since the shooting death stemmed from a fight between the alleged victim (Godboldt) and the Jacksonville criminal defendant (Seay), I would not be surprised to see Seay’s Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer argue that Seay acted in self-defense.  This is even more plausible considering that Godboldt’s two brothers may have assisted him in the fight.  Also, reports state that “the fight that led to Godboldt’s death was part of an ongoing dispute between him and Seay.”  Therefore, we need to look at all the evidence, including prior contact between these two people, to see if Seay acted reasonably under the circumstances.

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