Murder Conviction

Kerome Keniel Brown is facing up to life in prison after being found guilty as charged of one count of Second Degree Murder, two counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder, Shooting at, within, or into an Occupied Vehicle, and Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer at High Speed or Wanton Disregard. The verdict was just announced.

The case went to the jury Friday evening following a three-day trial in Lee County. The jury then deliberated for several hours and came back this morning to continue. Sentencing is scheduled for December 16th.

The crime happened last year in Lehigh Acres. Brown got into an argument with a woman who was visiting his home. He was mad that she had called a friend to pick up her and her toddler. When the friend arrived at the house, Brown shot and killed the man. He also shot the woman in the leg. She survived the shooting.

When deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, they heard the gunshots and saw a vehicle speeding away from the house. Deputies were able to stop the vehicle several miles away after a brief chase. Brown had been driving the car and was arrested.

Special Victims Unit Chief Francine Donnorummo and Assistant State Attorney Erin Hughes prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office