Jennifer Trent Indicted By Grand Jury In Barefoot Bay Murder

By  //  April 9, 2015

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Jennifer Trent was arrested on March 11

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested  Jennifer Rose Trent, 36, of  Barefoot Bay, charging her with First Degree Premeditated Murder in the death of 70-year-old Doris Johnston of Barefoot Bay. (BCSO image)

The grand jury considered the facts of the death of 71-year-old Doris Johnston and issued an indictment charging Jennifer Rose Trent, 36, with first-degree premeditated murder, organized fraud and criminal use of identification from a deceased individual. (BCSO image)

Jennifer Rose Trent Charged With First-Degree Premeditated Murder of Doris Johnston

The Brevard County Grand Jury has returned an indictment in the murder case of 71-year-old Doris Johnston after meeting for a two-day session April 7 and 8, according to Assistant State Attorney Michael Hunt.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the death of a woman that was discovered deceased in the Barefoot Bay community. (BCSO image)

Doris Johnston

In this case, the grand jury considered the facts of the death of Johnston and issued an indictment charging Jennifer Rose Trent, 36, with first-degree premeditated murder, organized fraud and criminal use of identification from a deceased individual.

Trent was arrested on March 11 when a deputy, checking on the well-being of Johnston at the request of an out-of-state relative, discovered a body in the laundry room of the home at 736 Gladiolus Drive in Barefoot Bay.

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Trent and her young son had been staying at Johnston’s home for a few months.

In Trent’s case, the grand jury heard testimony from the Brevard County Medical Examiner, and a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigator and Agent before returning the three-count indictment.

Trent is also held at the Brevard County Jail and is scheduled for a first appearance on the formal charges tomorrow, said Assistant State Attorney Hunt who presented all of the cases to the grand jury.

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ABOVE MAP: Brevard County Sheriff’s Agents discovered Doris Johnston’s body concealed in a shed behind her residence at 717 Bouganvillea Circle in Barefoot Bay.


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