Florida was again in the center of the national news spotlight recently in the aftermath of a horrible situation in Sebring, in which a man reportedly blockaded himself inside a bank after shooting five people. The five victims died from their wounds. When the crisis ended, a 21-year-old man was arrested as the alleged suspect who was responsible for the violence.
The reports indicate that the alleged shooter was ordered to be held in police custody without bond. The suspect will obviously be facing a range of serious charges, including murder charges, among others. He will also be facing the prospect of spending the rest of his life behind bars.
Situations like this show that, in some cases, the evidence to support a conviction is simply overwhelming. Particularly in this case, there are reports that the suspect called 911 while he was barricaded inside the bank and made the admission “I have just shot five people.” While law enforcement officials are still investigating the motive behind this deadly shooting incident, various reporters are doing background research on the suspect himself, to see if anyone he knew can come up with a reason why he would have allegedly committed these detestable acts.
While the investigation into this incident continues, the suspect will likely begin to consider his options for pleading guilty. If the defendant does force the case to go to trial, such a case could last for weeks. But, if he does take the case to trial, that is the suspect’s constitutional right.