July 20, 2023
State of Florida v. Anfernee Javon Wilson
Case Number: CF2001449
Young Guns Defendant Convicted, Sentenced to Life for Double-Murder
ST. AUGUSTINE – After a three-day trial this afternoon, a St. Johns County jury found defendant Anfernee Wilson guilty as charged of two counts of First-Degree Murder with a Firearm, Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle and Robbery with a Firearm. Immediately following the verdict, the defendant was sentenced to life in prison for the crimes.
On October 6, 2020, Wilson, who was only 19 years old at the time, chased a pickup truck in a St. Augustine condo complex parking lot before it crashed into a parked car. The defendant then walked up and shot into the vehicle multiple times. Wilson stole money, a cell phone and drugs from the truck and ran away from the scene.
Multiple witnesses were able to identify Wilson, who was quickly arrested after St. Johns County Deputies found him hiding in a nearby retention pond.
The truck passenger and driver, the defendant’s 16-year-old schoolmate and her 21-year-old boyfriend, were both shot and died from their injuries at the hospital.
“The defendant had no respect for the sanctity of life and now the rest of his will be spent behind bars. A sad reality for those who choose violence and death as their lifestyle,” State Attorney R.J. Larizza said of the case.
The case was investigated by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant State Attorney Mark Johnson successfully tried the case for the State. The Honorable Lee Smith presided over the case and pronounced sentence.
For more information contact:
Haley Harrison | Multimedia Specialist/PIO | Office of State Attorney R.J. Larizza, Florida's Seventh Judicial Circuit | SAOPIO@SAO7.org