Eric Francis Sandefur pled guilty to attempted first-degree murder. He was accused of stabbing a transient man, Jason James Jerome, in Jacksonville on December 4, 2010. He entered a guilty plea which exposes him to 40 years in Florida State Prison. Due to the recent Supreme Court ruling in Graham v. Florida, Sandefur cannot be sentenced to life in prison. Duval County Judge, Virginia Norton, will listen to mitigating evidence presented by Sandefur’s Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer and aggravating evidence submitted by the Duval County Assistant State Attorney. Thereafter, she will render a decision and sentence this Jacksonville teenager. Therefore, it is important for Sandefur and his Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer to prepare well for this sentencing hearing.
For more information, read Defendant Pleads Not Guilty in Jacksonville Stabbing Case.