November 28, 2021

Florida Man Found Not Guilty Of Shooting At Sheriffs In Raid That Left His Girlfriend Dead

On Friday, a Florida man was acquitted of all costs stemming from a shootout with police throughout a SWAT raid in 2017. 

Andrew Espresso IV was charged with three counts of tried homicide of a regulation enforcement officer and second-degree homicide. 

Espresso was charged for the dying of his girlfriend, 21-year-old Alteria Woods, who was killed in the course of the shootout. She was shot ten occasions by regulation enforcement.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Workplace executed an early morning search warrant in March of 2017 for narcotics. Their meant goal was Espresso’s father, Andrew Espresso III, who they suspected of dealing medication.

Espresso maintains that the sheriff’s by no means introduced their presence and fired a number of photographs. Deputies returned hearth. Woods, who was within the house on the time, was fatally shot ten occasions in the course of the raid. Her household is suing the Indian River County Sheriff’s Workplace in federal courtroom.

Though Espresso was discovered not responsible on essentially the most extreme costs related to the shootout, he was discovered responsible of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Julia Graves, Espresso’s lawyer, mentioned he might withstand 30 years in jail.

“We were ecstatically happy with the first verdicts of the five counts of not guilty on the most serious charges that could cause him to spend the rest of his life in prison, so he was happy about that, Graves said. “We were happy about that.”

Espresso’s sentencing for the gun cost is ready for January 13, 2022.