Man Sentenced for Deadly Stabbing at Labor Finders

By: Kevin Clark/Julie Montanaro / Chris Gros Email
By: Kevin Clark/Julie Montanaro / Chris Gros Email
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April 17, 2015
By Julie Montanaro

A Tallahassee man is now headed to prison for a deadly confrontation that killed a former star quarterback.

A judge sentenced Anthony Jean to 35 years in prison for stabbing Andres Kilpatrick to death last summer and the judge ordered him to pay for Kilpatrick's funeral too.

Kilpatrick was stabbed in the parking lot of "Labor Finders" in Frenchtown last July.

Kilpatrick was a former two sport star at John Paul II Catholic High School.

March 6, 2015
By Julie Montanaro

It took a jury just 30 minutes to find a Tallahassee man guilty of murder.

Jurors found Anthony Jean guilty of second degree murder in the stabbing death of Andres Kilpatrick.

It happened in the parking lot of Labor Finders in Frenchtown last July.

Prosecutors say Jean faces 20 years to life in prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

Updated By: Kevin Clark
March 5th, 2015 6pm

Tallahassee, FL - A man is on trial for a deadly stabbing in the Labor Finders parking lot last July.

Anthony Jean is charged with first-degree murder, accused of killing Andres Kilpatrick.

Witnesses took the stand Thursday to describe what they saw the day of Kilpatrick's death.

Keldrick Peoples says he was at Labor Finders looking for work when he saw the two men 'slapfighting.'

"They start moving from side to side," Peoples said. "Then the next thing I notice, I see Anthony Jean pull out a prison-made knife and he went swinging it from place to place."

The Defense holds a different view of what happened.

They say Kilpatrick instigated the fight, and that Jean was actually injured himself.

"Mr. Kilpatrick hit Mr. Jean so hard in the head that it knocked his glasses off," said Defense Attorney Chuck Collins. "The evidence will show that. That's when this thing changed, not upon Mr. Jean's doing, but upon Mr. Kilpatrick's doing."

Closing arguments are expected to be made Friday morning. The case will then go to the jury.

By Julie Montanaro
July 30, 2014

A Tallahassee man stabbed to death this week was a two sport star at John Paul the Second High School, his former coach said.

Andres Kilpatrick was stabbed in the parking lot at Labor Finders in Frenchtown Monday. He was 25 years old.

"He was a great kid," Kilpatrick's former football coach said in a phone interview Wednesday.

Kilpatrick played both basketball and football at the school. In 2006 he played quarterback and led the Panthers to their first ever playoff appearance.

His former football coach Matt Olesnevich says he was stunned when teammates told him about Kilpatrick's death.

"There are so many emotions I go through.... you know he was absolutely awesome at John Paul the Second. He was definitely loved. He was definitely loved," Olesnevich said. "He was always the type of person who was like give me the ball, whether it was football or basketball, he was the guy who wanted the ball."

Anthony Jean has been arrested and charged with Kilpatrick's murder. Witnesses say they thought the two men were playing around when Jean pulled out a knife.

By Julie Montanaro
July 29, 2014

33 year old Anthony Jean smiled for the camera when he was booked into jail and charged with the murder of Andres Kilpatrick.

It happened Monday at Labor Finders on West Brevard Street in Frenchtown.

Witnesses say Jean and Kilpatrick appeared to be "slap boxing" and "playing around" when Jean pulled out a knife and said "I don't fight fair. I cut people."

Kilpatrick was stabbed in the stomach and died at the hospital soon afterward.

"I'm sorry, give his family my condolences because I know they're going to miss him,"said nearby resident Annette Corbett, "Everybody down here liked him and stuff and my husband said they got along real good because my husband used to catch a ride with him to work."

We stopped by Labor Finders this morning but someone inside answered through the mail slot that they had no comment on what happened.

By: Julie Montanaro
July 29, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. -- A Tallahassee man stabbed in the parking lot at Labor Finders Monday afternoon has died.

33-year-old Anthony Jean is now accused of murder in the death of Andres Kilpatrick.

Witnesses say the two men appeared to be “slap boxing” and “playing around” when Jean pulled out a long blade knife and began to wave it and poke it at Kilpatrick.

Court papers say Kilpatrick was stabbed just above his navel and later died at the hospital.

News Release: Eyewitness News
July 28, 2014

The TPD is investigating a stabbing incident at the corner of Brevard and Old Bainbridge Road in Tallahassee.

One person was stabbed and has been taken to the hospital.

The person of interest was handcuffed and placed into the back of a squad car.

Members of TPD's violent crime unit are still on the scene.

More updates to come.

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