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Grand jury indicts 5 for first-degree murder

Prosecutors bring charges in slayings between June 2018, January 2019

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Duval County grand jury Thursday handed up indictments, charging five men first-degree murder in five crimes, including the disappearance and death of pregnant high school student, the death of an elderly man who was kidnapped after a robbery, the death of a 5-year-old girl and two shooting deaths. 

Johnathan Quiles is charged with two counts of murder counts in the December 2018 deaths of both his 16-year-old niece, Iyana Sawyer, and for her unborn child. He is also charged with one count of sexual battery.

Jonte Harris is charged with murder in the October 2018 child-abuse death of his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter.

Shawntell Bryant is charged with the January shooting death of Quartz Walden outside an Arlington laundromat.

Lawrence Hall is charged with murder in the January death of 84-year-old Louis Reese, who was kidnapped from Atlantic Beach during a crime spree that began with the armed robbery of an internet cafe. Reese died in a crash as Hall was fleeing police.

Javarius Jackson is charged with murder in the June 2018 shooting death of Danica Odoms that stemmed from an argument over money.


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