Escambia Man Gets Life For Killing Teen

September 13, 2012

An Escambia County man was  convicted Wednesday afternoon in a 2011 murder and sentenced to two life terms.

State Attorney Bill Eddins said Jeremy Cornell Rand was convicted by an Escambia County Jury of one count of first degree premeditated murder and one count of attempted premeditated murder. At the conclusion of the trial, Judge Jan Shackelford sentenced Rand to two-life sentences to run concurrent with each other.

The convictions stemmed from the September 9, 2011, killing of Deiante Graham and shooting of Neyshana Nobles. Rand and two others confronted the victims in the parking lot of the Royal Crest Apartment complex while they were sitting in their car.

Rand mistakenly thought Graham had been looking through his apartment window and after Graham continued to deny it, Rand shot him in the chest. Nobles was shot one time in the neck.

Donny McKay, Jr., is also charged in the shooting and is scheduled for trial in November.


7 Responses to “Escambia Man Gets Life For Killing Teen”

  1. Missen Dman on December 11th, 2012 5:16 pm

    Dman Theres Not A Day Ion Think Aboutcha Boy.You Was My Best Friend.You Always Made Me Laugh When I Was Upset.You Gone But Never Fagoten.Fly High Dman.♥

  2. taxpayer1 on September 17th, 2012 9:33 am

    WOW!!! shot someone for what he procevied to be looking in a window! what is going on in this country…fools with guns!

  3. Finally on September 13th, 2012 1:22 pm

    Great news!!! Now all of Dman’s family and friends can have some sort of closure… R.I.P. DMan…you greatly missed by many!

  4. leggrizer on September 13th, 2012 10:47 am

    I hope he feels lucky in general population !

  5. David Huie Green on September 13th, 2012 9:51 am

    “Judge Jan Shackelford sentenced Rand to two-life sentences to run concurrent with each other.”

    At least when he gets through with one sentence he won’t have to start on the other, although, come to think of it, it would be instantly satisfied even if it were consecutive.

    David wondering how long it’ll ACTUALLY be

  6. 429SCJ on September 13th, 2012 8:47 am

    Premeditated, life sentence? It would be interesting to know what the mitigating factors were that led to that decision.

    Mr Rand must feel like the luckiest guy in town.

  7. ki on September 13th, 2012 3:34 am

    i’m happy my family finally got justice rest easy dman

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