Jacksonville man accused in coworker’s murder agrees to plead guilty
Lee Rodarte appeared in court Tuesday and agreed to plead guilty to charges of second-degree murder and evidence tampering in the death of Savannah Gold. Attorney Obinna Anum, not affiliated with the case, says the plea agreement is a win for Gold’s loved ones. The trial judge first denied the petition, but Rodarte’s attorney appealed that ruling to the First District Court of Appeals. The case had been on hold since then, while the appeals court mulled over a ruling. The appeals court later sided with the initial judge’s ruling.