Sentencing For Tallahassee Drug Deal That Ended In Murder

By: Garin Flowers Email
By: Garin Flowers Email

By Julie Montanaro
July 19, 2013

Denzell Billings Harrison was sentenced to 20 years in prison under Florida's 10-20-Life law.

His attorney promises an appeal.


By: Julie Montanaro
May 30, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - A Tallahassee man will soon be sentenced for a drug deal that ended in murder.

Denzell Billings-Harrison was found guilty of felony murder and armed robbery for a confrontation at the Shaker Heights apartments in February 2012.

Prosecutors contend Harrison and his cousin Jamal Kee went to the apartment to buy drugs and tried to rob the three men inside.

At some point one of the victims grabbed a knife and fought back - he stabbed Harrison and killed Kee. Yet Harrison was the one charged with Kee's murder because it happened during the hold up.

Harrison's attorney promises an appeal.


[UPDATE] Tallahassee, FL -- February 6, 2012 -- 1pm

Attached is the probable cause for Denzell Billings-Harrison. The arrest is a result of the active on-going investigation into the shooting incident from last night on Wahnish Way.


[UPDATE] Tallahassee, FL -- February 5, 2012 -- 5:03 PM

TPD says a home invasion robbery and shooting took place on 1200 Wahnish Way at Shaker Heights Apartment Complex. The altercation moved from Wahnish Way to the Checkers at 802 Lake Bradford Road. The four victims involved were taken to TMH, there is no word on their condition. The possible suspects are in custody at this time and being held for questioning.


Tallahassee, FL - February 5, 2012

Tallahassee Police Department is working an incident with multiple victims at Shaker Heights on 1200 Wahnish Way. A reporter is on scene. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.


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  • by FDW Location: Orlando on Apr 20, 2012 at 03:01 PM
    This whole thing was something that wasn't suppose to happen. I know all four of the people accused in the incident and this story doesn't fit. Jamal was in college and so was Denzell. Everyone smokes a little bit of weed here and there so no one has room to judge. This is something that is traumatizing to everyone. We lost family to jail and to death. Most people joke about this or argue about this post but these boys meant a lot to us and now we can't see touch or hold them again; and for Denzell when this whole ordeal is over. Casey Anthony is set free for killing her child, but my friend is murdered trying to help his cousin and doesn't get the correct form of justice? He has sisters and brothers too. A mother and father too. And possibly a child. They are good people. Wrong place, wrong time type deal. And now we lost people we love while the other guys who were involved walked free after murdering Jamal. We love you Mal. Rest in Peace. Free Denzell we love you too
  • by got quarters? on Feb 8, 2012 at 05:27 PM
    Denzell, there you go again, wearing your dirty laundry in public..
  • by Good News Location: Tallahassee on Feb 8, 2012 at 05:47 AM
    I just LOVE these good news stories. I'd like to see many many more of them.
  • by Sonny Location: NOT Tallahassee on Feb 8, 2012 at 05:46 AM
    Looks a real winner....momma must be proud...
  • by Boo Hoo on Feb 7, 2012 at 06:18 PM
    This happens every day in Tallahassee. Why are we putting up with it? Keep the SOBs in jail.
  • by Frito lay on Feb 7, 2012 at 03:36 PM
    Time to pull out the munchies!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:37 PM
    Hey Bill - if this were really you, why don't you get off of here and do something to help our struggling city...slacker!
  • by Junior on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM
    Crime is crime it dont have to be a racial thing all the time. Blks do crime and Whts do crime. Keep the thugs in the street and take away the meth heads and all the Grown men messin with our kids in the world.
  • by Mervin Location: Tallerhassee on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:09 AM
    Man, I made a BIG mistake moving to this town. This place is over run with human fecal matter. TOWN NEEDS AN ENEMA!!!
  • by tax payer Location: tally baby on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:32 AM
    glad this fine upstand citizen had insurance or we the tax payers would be footing the bill.
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