Woman gets 25 years for attempted murder charge

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A woman was sentenced to 35 years in prison on an attempted murder charge for a 2010 incident.

In addition to the attempted murder charge sentence, 25-year-old Jessie Claire Roberts was also sentenced to 15 years in prison on an sale or possession with intent to sell cannabis while armed, and five years for failure of defendant to appear on bail.

All three of Roberts' sentences will run concurrently, according to a release from the State Attorney's Office. On December 3, Roberts was found guilty of attempted murder.

In May 2010, a female victim and her friend drove to the Publix on Merrill Road to pick up another friend.

Roberts approached the vehicle and started arguing with the victim and her friend about selling marijuana, according to the release.

Roberts then pulled out a gun, prompting the victim to get out of her vehicle.

As the arguing continued, Roberts raised her gun, shot the victim in the neck and fled the scene. The victim has since recovered from her injuries, the release said.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Alexis Anum and Katie Deal.


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