BREAKING: Brevard County Jury Finds Carlos Jones II Guilty of Second-Degree Murder
By Space Coast Daily // September 14, 2023
Jones faces a minimum mandatory 25 years in prison, a max sentence of life
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Brevard County Jury found 24-year-old Carlos Jones II guilty of Second-Degree Murder in the shooting death of 23-year-old Sha’Dayla Johnson in 2022.
Circuit Judge Steve Henderson presided over the ten-day trial with evidence presented by Assistant State Attorney Nader Hatoum and Assistant State Attorney Kari Kies.
Jones testified in his own defense and after approximately six-hours of deliberation, the jury returned with the guilty verdict.
Indicted for First-Degree Murder on January 17, 2023, the jury convicted Jones of the lessor included offense of Second-Degree Murder While Discharging a Firearm Causing Death.
Judge Henderson adjudicated Jones guilty, ordered him held in custody, and set sentencing for October 25, 2023, at 1:30 pm. Jones is facing a minimum mandatory 25 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life.
On December 20, 2022, at 7:48 am, Melbourne Police responded to a 9-11 call of a gunshot victim at 2827 Colbert Circle.
Upon arrival officers found Johnson unresponsive in the carport of her home with multiple gunshot wounds. Johnson was transported to the hospital where she later died. Witnesses indicated that her former live-in boyfriend Jones, had been seen at the residence when the shooting took place.
At 11 a.m., Palm Bay Police reported that Jones entered their lobby and surrendered.
When questioned by investigators, Jones admitted his involvement in shooting Johnson after a dispute over not responding to his phone calls or text messages.