Judge recusal postpones 14-year-old's sentencing

Jeremiah Hill has pleaded guilty to murder in a gas station shooting


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A sentencing hearing for a teenager who pleaded guilty to murder in the shooting death of a man at a Springfield gas station in June 2015 has been postponed because Judge Linda McCallum recused herself.

Jeremiah Hill, 14, was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a juvenile delinquent.

Hill is accused of killing 25-year-old Tony Johnson on June 10, 2015, at a BP gas station on North Main Street after meeting to exchange guns.

The arrest report indicated he admitted to the shooting.

Hill's sentencing hearing has been passed until May 23. He cannot get life in prison with no chance at parole, according to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

According to jail records, he is being held without bond at the Duval County Jail.

Hill's cousin, 19-year-old Keyshaun Hill, and a third suspect, 18-year-old Calvin Sneed, were also charged with murder in the shooting death.