Brevard County Grand Jury Indicts Six On First Degree Murder Charges

By  //  July 7, 2015

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All are in the Brevard County Jail without bond

All of the following five individuals are charged with first-degree felony murder and robbery with a firearm while inflicting death: Lauren Hudgens, 22, Titusville; David Richardson, 25, Titusville; Damien Young, 23, Titusville; Sir Aljanon Ingram, 22, Cocoa ; Kendrick Kitchen, 24, also of Titusville. (BCSO images)

All of the following five individuals are charged with first-degree felony murder and robbery with a firearm while inflicting death: Lauren Hudgens, 22, Titusville; David Richardson, 25, Titusville; Damien Young, 23, Titusville; Sir Aljanon Ingram, 22, Cocoa ; Kendrick Kitchen, 24, also of Titusville. (BCSO images)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Grand Jury returned indictments in two cases on Tuesday charging six suspects with first degree murder.

In the first case, the Grand Jury considered the facts and evidence surrounding the early morning discovery on June 1 of the body of Rayshaan Aubrey Berry by the side of State Road 50 just west of Titusville.

Berry appeared to have been killed as part of a robbery.

Assistant State Attorney Michael Hunt said the Grand Jury heard testimony from a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office agent and crime scene investigator before returning the indictments.

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All of the following five individuals are charged with first-degree felony murder and robbery with a firearm while inflicting death: Lauren Hudgens, 22, Titusville; David Richardson, 25, Titusville; Damien Young, 23, Titusville; Sir Aljanon Ingram, 22, Cocoa ; Kendrick Kitchen, 24, also of Titusville.

All of the individuals were previously arrested and are being held in the Brevard County Jail without bond.

A suspect in the James Edward Brundige murder case was arrested in Miami on Burglary charges on Saturday, according to Lt. Eric Austin of the Cocoa Police Department. A warrant for the arrest of Shawn J. Jones, 26, was issued on Tuesday for the alleged first degree murder of Brundige. The murder occurred on May 27 on N. Fiske Boulevard. (See updates below)

The Grand Jury returned an indictment on first-degree premeditated murder with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon against Shawn J. Jones, 26, Cocoa, for the May 27 shooting of James Brundige, 62, also of Cocoa. (BCSO image)

In the second case, the Grand Jury returned an indictment on first-degree premeditated murder with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, against Shawn J. Jones, 26, of Cocoa for the May 27 shooting of James Brundige, 62, also of Cocoa.

James Edward Brundige

James Edward Brundige

Cocoa police discovered Brundige’s car crashed beside Fiske Boulevard in Cocoa in the early morning hours of May 27 and the victim’s body was found a short distance away.

Witnesses and community members helped police identify the suspect and called in information valuable to the case, said Assistant State Attorney Hunt.

“The community cooperation was a true asset to this case,” Hunt said.

“It showed community members protecting their neighborhoods by cooperating with law enforcement.”

The Grand Jury heard testimony from a Cocoa Police Department Detective, a crime scene investigator and a lay witness.

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Jones was arrested June 30 in Miami and brought back to the Brevard County jail under a no bond status.

All of the defendants are scheduled for a first appearance on the charges on Wednesday.

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