Man sentenced to 35 years for murder of 18-year-old in West Palm Beach

Posted at 7:09 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 09:25:41-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida judge had a defendant removed from the courtroom after he reportedly causing multiple disruptions during his sentencing hearing.

The Palm Beach Post reported 24-year-old Jabari Blye was sentenced to 35 years in prison Tuesday for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Raequan Haywood in 2018.

Byle pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder. Blye made comments indicating he wanted the leave the hearing.

The judge had him removed until he calmed down.

Police had said Blye shot into a car in 2018 after getting into a fight with a woman. Haywood was shot and then taken to a hospital where he later died.