Floyd guilty of murderPublished 3:20pm Monday, October 7, 2013
A jury took little time Monday to find Cedric Floyd guilty of capital murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Tina Jones.
The case was the longest criminal case in the history of Escambia County, according to defense attorney Chuck Johns. It took almost as long to seat a jury as it did for the actual trial.
Floyd is already in prison for a promoting jail contraband charge.
Prosecutors said Floyd climbed into girlfriend Tina Jones’ window on the night of Jan. 2, 2011, and shot her three times with a gun he bought earlier that day after selling his car.
He is charged with capital murder because he allegedly shot Jones while committing burglary for breaking and entering her house.
Defense attorneys argued that Atmore police officers did not handle the evidence properly and that Floyd was “convicted in the minds of the Atmore Police Department” that night.
But police testified that Floyd turned himself in and said he shot Jones, prosecutors said.