Jacksonville teen facing life in prison for deadly football game shooting

A Jacksonville teen is facing life in prison for the deadly triple shooting at Raines High School.

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.

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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.