[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.