Below is a list of suspects arrested and charged with murder homicide in the state of Florida during the month of July 2024. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Information below is deemed public information and distributed by sheriff offices. and police departments across the state.

Alachua County

Rolando Perez

Date: 07/05/2024

CHARGE: HOMICIDE

Broward County

Randy Bhagaloo

Date: 07/05/2024

CHARGES:

  • FAIL TO STOP REMAIN ACCIDENT INVOLVING DEATH
  • DUI CAUSE DEATH TO ANY HUMAN
  • VEHICULAR HOMICIDE-PERSON OR VAIBLE FETUS

Ivan Jared Billie

Date: 07/06/2024

CHARGES:

  • FAIL TO STOP REMAIN ACCIDENT INVOLVING DEATH
  • DUI CAUSE DEATH TO ANY HUMAN

Darien Massad Turner

Date: 07/06/2024

CHARGE: Premeditated Murder

Duval County: Pictures not provided

Hamilton County

Eladio Marlado Morales

Date: 07/06/2024

CHARGE: Homicide

Hillsborough County

Alexandra Mary Scheiner

Date: 07/1/2024

CHARGE: VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

Arayia L Hudson

Date: 07/1/2024

CHARGE:  MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE WHILE ENGAGED IN AGGRAVATED CHILD

Baylee Mariah Jacobs

Date: 07/2/2024

CHARGE: First Degree Homicide

Georgy Olegovich Kalinin

Date: 07/7/2024

CHARGES: VEHICULAR HOMICIDE, DUI MANSLAUGHTER

Lake County

 Jessika A Sutphin

Date: 07/6/2024

CHARGE:

  • DUI Manslaughter

Orange County

Madsen Saintlouis

Date: 07/2/2024

CHARGE: FIRST-DEGREE MURDER WITH A FIREARM

Leandro Correa

Date: 07/5/2024

CHARGE: FIRST-DEGREE MURDER WITH A FIREARM

Palm Beach County

Juan Carlos Herran

Date: 07/6/2024

CHARGE: Homicide – 1st Degree

Rayshon M Garvin

Date: 07/7/2024

CHARGE: Homicide – 1st Degree

Pasco County

Megan Marie Ames

Date: 07/4/2024

CHARGE: MANSLAUGHTER- NEGLIGENCE CAUSES DEATH OF CHILD UNDER 18 YOA

Pinellas County

Sarasota County

Michael Alonzo Phillips

Date: 07/02/2024

CHARGE:

Seminole County

Sumter County

Volusia County

Florida Homicide Degrees and Legal Categorization

The laws on homicide in Florida are outlined in Chapter 782 of the Florida Statutes. Homicide includes various illegal killings, which are categorized based on intent, premeditation, and the circumstances surrounding the death. It is important to understand the differences between first-degree murder, second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter within the legal framework.

First-degree murder is the most serious form of homicide in Florida. It involves a premeditated killing, which means the perpetrator planned the murder in advance. Additionally, it includes killings that occur during the commission of certain felonies, such as robbery, sexual battery, and kidnapping, under the felony murder rule. The penalties for first-degree murder are the most severe, including life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty.

Second-degree murder lacks the element of premeditation. It involves a killing caused by an act that demonstrates a depraved mind without regard for human life. This means the perpetrator engaged in dangerous behavior that showed a complete disregard for the safety and life of others, resulting in death. Penalties for second-degree murder can include up to life imprisonment, but not the death penalty.

Third-degree murder is the killing of a person without the intent to cause death while committing or attempting to commit a non-violent felony. This classification involves unintended deaths that occur during the commission of certain non-violent felonies. The penalties for third-degree murder are less severe than for first and second-degree murder, with a maximum of 15 years imprisonment.

Manslaughter is categorized into two types: voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter occurs in the heat of passion or during a sudden quarrel, where the perpetrator did not have prior intent to kill. Involuntary manslaughter, also known as criminally negligent homicide, involves unintentional killing resulting from reckless or negligent actions. Penalties for manslaughter vary, with voluntary manslaughter typically carrying more severe sentences than involuntary manslaughter.

Florida’s homicide laws differentiate between various degrees of illegal killings based on factors like intent, premeditation, and the nature of the act. First-degree murder is premeditated or occurs during specific felonies, second-degree murder involves a depraved mind, third-degree murder occurs during non-violent felonies, and manslaughter covers killings without intent or resulting from negligence. Each classification carries distinct penalties reflecting the severity and circumstances of the crime.

Matt McCarthy