Brevard County Grand Jury Indicts Palm Bay Man for First-Degree Murder After Killing His 12-Year-Old Son
By Space Coast Daily // September 20, 2023
Police discovered the son's body at the home on October 22, 2021
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Grand Jury indicted 35-year-old Jason Godleski for First-Degree Felony Murder, Aggravated Child Abuse, Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child, Neglect of a Child with Great Bodily Harm, Child Abuse, and Tampering with Evidence, in connection to the death of his son 12-year-old Noah Godleski in Palm Bay.
Prosecutors sought the indictment after the case returned to the trial docket on August 8, 2023, when Godleski canceled a scheduled plea hearing and Circuit Judge Charles Crawford denied a motion to remove his attorney who had negotiated it.
The Grand Jury heard testimony from investigators with the Palm Bay Police Department and the Brevard County Medical Examiner, before returning with the indictment.
On October 22, 2021, Palm Bay Police discovered the deceased body of Noah Godleski in the family home on SE Colonial Avenue.
This came after his father, Jason Godleski appeared in the agency lobby that same day and reported the death.
A subsequent investigation revealed that Noah suffered severe physical abuse by Godleski and had been locked in the laundry room without medical attention.
Days later, Godleski and Noah’s mother 32-year-old Samarial Dubose abandoned Noah in the home and left the state, along with their other children.
The Brevard County Medical Examiner ruled Noah’s death a homicide caused by blunt force injuries to the head.
On July 13, 2023, Dubose entered a plea to Aggravated Manslaughter, Neglect of a Child, and Aggravated Child Abuse and is currently serving a sentence of 30 years in state prison.
No trial date has been set in this case.