Man on Probation for Manslaughter Arrested Again

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

February 20, 2012 --

A Jefferson County man arrested for manslaughter back in 1990 is back in jail again.

Tallahassee police booked 39-year-old Jamal Shabazz Saturday.

A TPD officer found a stolen car parked in front of a home on 682 West Fifth Avenue.

The officer interviewed everyone inside. Two men said Shabazz gave them a ride.

Shabazz claims he didn't know the car was stolen.

DOC records show he had recently been released from prison after serving a 20-year sentence for manslaughter. He was still on probation for that crime when he was arrested for this one.

"Mr. Shabazz is on probation until 2020 for homicide manslaughter and he was, from what I understand, on probation from Jefferson County," said David Northway, Tallahassee Police PIO.

Shabazz is now charged with grand theft auto, possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000 ft of a church. That's on top of violating his probation.


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  • by Tom Location: TLH on Feb 21, 2012 at 07:53 PM
    Another useless animal. Thanks, criminal "justice" system, you've done it again.
  • by Boston Dave Location: Tally on Feb 21, 2012 at 07:55 AM
    It's too bad. I don't know his whole story, but back in 1990, at 17yrs old, he get 20yrs for manslaughter. He grows up in the prison system. Now he goes back. Hopefully this time, he uses his time more wisely, comes back and contributes to society. 20 yrs at 17...for manslaughter??? Railroaded, i'm sure.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 at 09:27 AM in reply to Boston Dave
      He has gotten what he wants. He needs a Daddy to tell him when to get up, when to eat, when to work, and when to go to bed. This is why they like the prison system, and they have issues functioning outside of the prison structure.
  • by dog Location: gone on Feb 21, 2012 at 05:55 AM
    We need a point system , you exceed you points your EXECUTED.
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      by t bob on Feb 21, 2012 at 08:58 AM in reply to dog
      we do not even execute scum bags who torture, rape and then kill women and children. a good lawyer and a liberal judge would undue any point system.
  • by just saying Location: land of broken promises on Feb 21, 2012 at 04:34 AM
    At the point of closing prisons and privatization when crime numbers are down we get another person who cannot live in free society and must be sent back to prison. As a CO I hear''the last time I was in prison'' or the'' next time I come to prison'' way to often. Rehab for some works and for some it doesn't work,but we keep trying.
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      by SNA on Feb 21, 2012 at 06:26 AM in reply to just saying
      Like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it. Some people just don't want to help their own situation. 3 hots and a cot.
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        by LegalWatcher on Feb 21, 2012 at 08:29 AM in reply to SNA
        Too bad they don't get 3 hots in Florida.
    • reply
      by CUZ on Feb 21, 2012 at 09:05 PM in reply to just saying
      UM I DIDNT KNOW PRISONS HAD A REHAB! REHAB?
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      by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 at 09:18 AM in reply to just saying
      a stolen car when no one inside the car, how can he be charged? TPD at there BEST
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