Miami, Florida – The two 35-year-old men from South Florida who killed a plumber in an armed robbery and car theft in Miami in 2018 were convicted in a Miami federal district court yesterday. US District Judge Roy K. Altman sentenced Jamal Lamar Head to 60 years in prison and Keon Travy Glanton to just over 33 years in prison.
On July 11, 2018, Head and Glanton worked together to rob a roto-rooter plumber of valuable plumbing equipment in Riviera Beach, Florida. Head and Glanton lured the roto-root plumber to an abandoned residence in Riviera Beach, where Head attacked him with a gun. Valuable sanitary equipment has been removed from the vehicle.
The following day, July 12, 2018, Head and Glanton planned to rob another plumber, this time from an empty house in Miami Lakes, Florida. After Head and Glanton called several plumbers, plumber “LSH” agreed to come to the Miami Lakes home to do plumbing. When LSH arrived, Head forced LSH into another vehicle at gunpoint while Glanton drove away in LSH’s sanitary truck.
Head started driving LSH off the scene, and LSH struggled with Head. Head then shot LSH once in the chest and twice in the abdomen, and his car hit a tree. Head fled the scene and called Glanton, who was returning to the area in LSH’s van to pick up Head. Head and Glanton then fled the area together. They later drove to another area of Miami, where they doused LSH’s van with gasoline and set it on fire.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and found LSH’s body in the back seat of Head’s vehicle. LSH was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner determined that the cause of death from LSH was the loss of blood from the three gunshot wounds.
Earlier this year, Glanton and Head pleaded guilty to the Hobbs Act robbery, fatal carjacking, and firing of a gun to promote a violent crime.
Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Acting US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Robert Cekada, Special Envoy, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Miami Field Office, and Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III, Director, The Police of Miami Dade announced the verdicts.
ATF Miami and MDPD investigated this case. This case was being prosecuted by US assistant attorneys Daniel J. Marcet and Jessica Kahn Obenauf. AUSA Richard Brown takes care of asset forfeiture.
Corresponding court documents and information can be found on the District Court for the Southern District of Florida website at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov for case number 19-cr- 20063.