Man accused in Mascara's killing held on no bond

Lenard Anderson arraigned in Brandon Green's death

Lenard Anderson
Lenard Anderson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The man accused of killing a 21-year-old man at Mascara's Gentlemen's Club last year appeared in court Monday morning.

Lenard Anderson, 34, was found by U.S. Marshals in Winter Haven last month, nearly seven months after police say he shot and killed Brandon Green at the club.

A judge ordered Anderson held with no bond. He's charged with second-degree murder and possession of firearm by convicted felon. He has a pretrial date scheduled for June 3.

"It's sad to see a guy kill an innocent kid over something so senseless," said Trenton Green, Brandon Green's father.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Anderson killed Green after they "bumped shoulders" inside Mascara's and gave each other "defensive looks."

"Brandon, he was the type, he got a spirit like my daughter, my oldest daughter," Trenton Green said. "They have one of those spirits that's fun. He loved his mother, he loved his daddy, brothers and sisters. He was one of those type of kids who wanted to go out and have fun and do things a 20-year-old does."


Green's family said it's been tough since his death.

"Very hard," said Harriet McNeal, Brandon's mother. "We have been fighting, passing out flyers, walking, begging people to come forward. They found evidence and came up with enough to arrest him."

Family attorney T.C. Roberts said Anderson could face a first-degree murder charge if a grand jury finds enough evidence to indict him on it.

"It's just so senseless," Roberts said. "If it's someone stepping on your foot or bumping into you in a bar or club, that doesn't mean you should get out a gun and shoot somebody for that."