Brevard Grand Jury Issues Indictment in Cocoa Murder

By  //  August 6, 2014

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Dontavius Olajuwon Grimes Charged With Murder of Robert Price

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 VIERA, FLORIDA — The Brevard County Grand Jury issued a first-degree murder indictment on Tuesday, Aug. 5, charging a 28-year old Cocoa man, Dontavius Olajuwon Grimes, with the July 9 shooting death of Robert Price, 25.

According to Assistant State Attorney Michael Hunt, the two men were acquaintances, but the source of their dispute is unknown.

Price was sitting outside a residence in Cocoa where he had been visiting when Grimes pulled up along with a second unnamed individual. They got out of the car, firing multiple times at the younger man. The Grand Jury heard testimony from a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office crime scene investigator, a Cocoa Police Department detective, and three lay witnesses before beginning their deliberations.

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Grimes has been held at the Brevard County Jail since his arrest on July 14. He is scheduled for a first appearance on the indictment this afternoon (Aug. 6).


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