Daniel Rowe's accused killer discusses case in jailhouse recording
News4Jax obtains crime scene photos, jail audio in Erron Coleman case
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The man charged in the shooting death of 20-year-old Daniel Rowe can be heard talking to other inmates at the Duval County Jail in a recording obtained Friday from the State Attorney's Office.
Rowe was shot and killed while taking out the garbage on July 22, 2015, in an alley behind the Blind Rabbit on King Street during what police described as a robbery attempt. Investigators said two men were seen running away from the scene.
About a year after the deadly shooting in Riverside, Erron Coleman was arrested and charged with Rowe's murder, along with armed robbery, burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The new court documents and files obtained by News4Jax provide a deeper look into the case and include hundreds of photos taken at the crime scene.
The images provide a look behind the police tape, showing the hat that Rowe was wearing after it fell to the ground, and a bullet casing just inches from it. Another photo shows a footprint document by detective as they searched to find the men responsible.
The new discovery material also includes audio of the wire a jail inmate wore while talking to Coleman, 26, and other inmates about the case, but they never name Rowe.
Inmate: "They're saying he was at work that day. They put a big thing about these little, he had a baby fixing to be born. A little girl or something."
Coleman told them he was also keeping up with the case.
Coleman: "I said, boy, you got a $13,000 reward for real boy, you know what I'm saying? I read the articles. I read everything telling you what his daddy."
Inmate: "I'm surprised."
Coleman: "What his daddy speaking about, you know what I'm saying?"
The group then begins ponder the motive.
Inmate: "People were, like, did dude do something to somebody? Did he have enemies or something? And everybody is like, 'No.'"
Inmate: "Just some dumb n**** trying to get some money, especial for four."
Inmate: "Four bucks."
Inmate: "Four bucks, bro."
Coleman: "I'm reading the article they, like, they saying, some people they saying they seen two dudes running, that's it. They can't identify, they can't, you know what I'm saying?"
He also told the other inmates that his family's phones were tapped.
Coleman: "And guess what they do? They tap my grandma's house."
Inmate: "How did you find out it was tapped?"
Coleman: "She tell me. She had to stop talking to me. Like, I'll call her and she won't answer my phone."
Only Coleman has been arrested in the case. He's being held without bond at the Duval County Jail.
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