Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Robber Guilty of Murder in Accomplice's Death

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Robber Guilty of Murder in Accomplice's Death

Article excerpt

A Duval County jury convicted a Jacksonville teen last night of

murder in the death of a friend shot by police while fleeing a

robbery Nov. 29.

Felton Aikens, 18, was convicted of second-degree murder and

two counts of armed robbery for the incident at the Burger King

restaurant on Monument Road. Michael Roundtree, 17, died when

police shot him after responding to the robbery call.

Aikens, who was shot twice by police, was charged under a

Florida law that allows someone to be charged with murder if

another person dies in the commission of certain felonies,

including armed robbery.

Aikens initially went to trial in July, but the jury couldn't

reach a verdict and the judge declared it a mistrial. Sentencing

is scheduled Oct. 2.

CRIME NEWS

ABDUCTION REPORTED: Police are searching for two men who

abducted a 24-year-old woman from the parking lot of the U.S.

Customs inspections office yesterday morning as she reported to

work.

The kidnappers forced the woman into the back seat of her green

Eagle Talon, parked at 2831 Talleyrand Ave. about 9:45 a.m. The

two men took her to a grocery store on North Main Street and

demanded she withdraw money with her ATM card.

Police said the pair released the victim after using her car to

conduct two drug deals. The victim told officers the men had

guns.

Police said the woman suffered minor injuries. Authorities did

not release descriptions of the men.

MEMORIAL BADGE STOLEN: A police badge that decorated a stone

monument to slain Jacksonville police Officer Lonnie Miller has

been stolen for the second time in a year.

Police said they don't know when the badge was stolen from the

memorial in front of the Sheriff's Office Forsyth Street

entrance, but the theft was discovered yesterday. The badge was

first stolen in late November, discovered in the possession of a

Jacksonville man a few days later and reinstalled a few months

later. The memorial was erected in early 1997.

"It is disappointing. This is the second badge stolen and we

thought we had an answer to that problem. But apparently the

epoxy didn't hold," said Sheriff Nat Glover. "This is a

hightraffic area, and I am sure there are times when there are

few people around, which would give them time to pry it out of

there."

Miller was killed while investigating a burglary at a Brentwood

car dealership on May 6, 1995. The slaying remains unsolved.

WOMAN MISSING: A mother reported her 20-year-old daughter

missing yesterday after a relative found the woman's apartment

empty and blood splattered on the phone and carpet. …

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