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Grand jury indicts 4 on first degree murder charges

Press release from State Attorney Bill Cervone

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, the Alachua County Fall Term Grand Jury returned a True Bill indicting defendants in multiple Gainesville Police Department investigations during the month of March 2020.

Demetrius Hardy Jr, 7/27/2000, was indicted for first degree murder for the unlawful shooting death of Kayla Jackson and the unlawful attempt to murder two additional human beings on March 7, 2020 in downtown Gainesville. The Honorable Judge Susan Miller-Jones ordered that Hardy remain in custody with no bond.

Daronte Williams-Vinson, 06/01/1999, Anthony Byrd, 02/28/1990, and Ricky Nubin, 03/08/1985, were indicted for first degree murder for the unlawful killing of Ontario M. Goode, home invasion robbery with a firearm, and conspiracy to commit home invasion robbery on March 17, 2020 in southeast Gainesville. The Honorable Judge Susan Miller-Jones revoked the previous bond amount and ordered that the defendants remain in custody under no bond.

The finding of a TRUE BILL means that the defendant will now be arraigned and will face trial at a later date.