Escambia Man Gets 40 Years For Murder

December 6, 2023

An Escambia County man has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison.

Gerand Battle Jr. entered a plea of no contest on August 9, 2023, to second degree murder with a firearm for the killing of Leonard Troutman, Jr. on October 27, 2021.

On October 27, 2021, Troutman was found shot multiple times as he sat in the driver’s seat of a car in his driveway. There were 16 spent shell casings located at the scene in the 8600 block of Figland Avenue.


2 Responses to “Escambia Man Gets 40 Years For Murder”

  1. Just Saying on December 7th, 2023 1:34 am

    @Mike J.,

    Having had three members of my family murdered, I can honestly tell you that our family does NOT want their killers executed. That is much too fast and merciful. We want them to spend the rest of their lives in prison, thinking about what they did, never getting to enjoy the joys of life “on the outside”. WE have to suffer every day for the rest of our lives because of what these evil people did. Why should they be allowed to have such an easy and quick end? We would gladly work every day for the rest of our lives to pay for their incarceration.

    Our suffering is slightly alleviated by their captivity, but it would be greatly increased to know that they were not going to suffer as long as we are!

  2. Mike J. on December 6th, 2023 1:11 pm

    After conviction and an investigation to confirm no corruption, he should have been served with a quick execution. So instead of a quick execution and speedy resolution for the family of the deceased, the family suffering continues and taxpayers have to fund his housing, medical, food, and security for the next 40 years!