[UPDATE] 1st DCA Reverses Leon County Attempted Murder Case

By: Julie Montanaro; AP Email
By: Julie Montanaro; AP Email

[UPDATE] 3-31 2:30pm --

An appellate court has reversed the attempted-murder conviction of a Tallahassee man and ordered a new trial after finding the lower-court judge gave the wrong instructions to the jury.

A three-judge panel of the First District Court of Appeal ruled
on Thursday that Montez Anderson should be tried again. He was
convicted of an attempted second-degree murder charge for the 2007
shooting and injuring of another man in Leon County.

The panel's ruling said Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey also was
wrong in not telling jurors they could find Anderson guilty of
lesser-included offenses such as aggravated battery.

The 24-year-old Anderson had been sentenced to 25 years in


August 23, 2007 --

The North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force surprised a man wanted in a Tallahassee shooting Tuesday night.

They knocked on the door of a home in Gadsden County and arrested 22-year-old Lamonte Herring. Herring is one of two men accused of shooting a man outside the Silverado Park Apartments last week.

Police say it appears to be a random attack. Agents who arrested Herring Tuesday night say he was sitting on the couch and gave up without a struggle.

Montez Anderson was already in custody. Both men are charged with attempted murder in the case.


August 17, 2007

One man is under arrest in the wake of a shooting at a Tallahassee apartment complex earlier this week, and police are still looking for another.

Police announced Friday they have arrested Montez Anderson and charged him with attempted murder. They are still looking for Lamonte Herring.

The shooting happened Tuesday at the Silverado Park Apartments on Allen Road. Police say a man sitting outside an apartment was shot repeatedly by some men who pulled up in a car.

Officers believe they have recovered the gun used in the shooting.

Tallahassee Police Spokesman David McCranie says the victim is still hospitalized, but expected to recover.

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  • by Why? Location: Tallahassee on Apr 1, 2011 at 06:54 AM
    Lately all we hear is fears about the Muslims, China, Korea, etc. Our biggest problem is going to be the amount of money spent every year supporting THUGS. Why spend all of the money to re-try a THUG, then pay for him to bein jail. Then let him out to do it all over again. The terrorist are within.
  • by Buddy Garity Location: tallahassee on Apr 1, 2011 at 04:24 AM
    This is what happens when you let a governor pick his own judges. How many reversals now? But in Tallahassee we just keep electing the south Florida transplants appointed by the repubs.
  • by kisha Location: havanna on Mar 31, 2011 at 04:12 PM
  • by TIna on Mar 31, 2011 at 04:08 PM
    This is the handiwork of the idiots that had their own "castle" built. I don't trust anything the DCA says or does. Dempsey did it right the first time! I wouldn't want to have a "baby" that was capable of attempted murder. Keep his sorry tail in prison where he belongs!
  • by marion the librarian on Mar 31, 2011 at 03:44 PM
    WCTV go look up the stats on how many are overturned once they get to DCA. It's huge. Leon County does "emotional" law, not good law. Leon County wastes our money all over the place. Like with this Hilton. He should have been given to the Feds and the Feds have told the Bryant children they have DNA to convict Hilton. So why did we pay out the nose to hold him here so a politician could make a name on a really bad circumstantial trial that will be overturned later. Why? Throw the bums out.
  • by no big deal on Mar 31, 2011 at 01:09 PM
    They'll just convict him again, what a waste of money. Just fling him in jail and forget about him.
  • by latoria Location: havana florida on Aug 28, 2007 at 02:24 PM
    my baby did not shoot that man, him or lamontae herrin, they were lied on. they would never hurt anyone so will u please let them go
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Mar 31, 2011 at 03:19 PM in reply to latoria
      lol lol lol And if you know this for a fact why didnt you testify in his defense? oh yeah because you dont know it for a fact. You were making your own drug deal in a different part of town!!!
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