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Judge: Saw Ward
Court: Circuit Court, Hillsborough County, Florida
Plaintiff's Attorney: Hillsborough County Florida District Attorney's Office
Description: Tampa, Florida criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with third-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.
Nahshon Shannon was charged with killing his 13-year-old daughter, Janessa Shannon.
The State claimed that killed his daughter for sneaking out of the house. The medical examiner testified that her injuries were consistent with having been strangled. Her body was buried in a shallow grave. She had alcohol and cocaine in her body.
Outcome: Defendant was found guilty.