The teen accused in the murder of 19-year-old Joerod Adams after a Raines High School football game has been charged as an adult.
Robert Howard,16, appeared on a second-degree murder charge and two attempted murder charges Wednesday morning.
16 year old Robert Howard is accused in shooting and killing a 19 year old after a Raines High School Football Game. He allegedly shot two other teens, today we learned he will be charged as an adult. @ActionNewsJax at 6:00 pic.twitter.com/KsYlHM3IYa— Bridgette Matter (@bridgetteANjax) August 29, 2018
Action News Jax Law and Safety Expert Dale Carson explains Howard faces 30 years to life in prison, but securing a life sentence could be a challenge.
Today, the State Attorney’s office released Howard’s disposition statement after charges for carrying a concealed weapon were dropped earlier this year.
The document reveals gang investigators found Howard and two others in a vacant lot. When officers approached, Howard and the others began to run.
A handgun was found near Howard, but no fingerprints were recovered. Howard is scheduled for arraignment Sept. 5.
Latest on teen accused of killing 1 and wounding 2 others after a local football game.— Bridgette Matter (@bridgetteANjax) August 29, 2018
➡️16 year old Robert Howard has been charged as an adult.
➡️He faces 30 years- life if convicted of 2nd degree murder.
➡️His arraignment is scheduled for September 5th.@ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/9li8kELSMQ
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