Sheriff Al Nienhuis revealed that, on the night following Scavelli’s report, a horrifying act unfolded. Isabella Scavelli and the same relative who had accompanied her to the sheriff’s office were met at their doorstep by two armed men who opened fire on them. Tragically, Isabella Scavelli lost her life in this senseless act, and her family member, whose identity remains undisclosed, sustained severe injuries.
Sheriff Nienhuis disclosed that the DNA found on this shoe was linked to 22-year-old Keshawn Woods, a documented gang member. White, the prime suspect in the sexual battery case, quickly emerged as a suspect in the double shooting. Shockingly, officials uncovered that White had embarked on an unplanned, spontaneous trip to Georgia on the same day that the teen reported the alleged sexual battery. This trip seemed to be an attempt to create an alibi and evade prosecution.
In collaboration with the ATF, law enforcement officials recently made a significant discovery: a hidden gun in Robinson’s backyard. Sheriff Nienhuis confirmed that ballistics testing conclusively tied this weapon to the shooting of the victims.
Sheriff Nienhuis expressed his profound sorrow over the loss of a promising 17-year-old. He described Isabella Scavelli as an individual not involved in high-risk activities, with a bright future that was tragically cut short.
Federal charges against the three men – White, Robinson, and Woods – are grave, encompassing conspiracy to commit murder for hire, murder for hire, and using a firearm during a crime of violence. Additionally, White and Robinson have been federally charged with conspiring to possess controlled substances for distribution, tampering with a witness, and obstruction of justice.
Janet Williams, located and arrested last week by ATF agents and HCSO deputies, faces three counts of making false statements to an ATF agent at the federal level.
Conviction on these charges could entail a mandatory life term in federal prison for White, Robinson, and Woods, while Williams could face a 15-year prison sentence. The gravity of these charges underscores the severity of the alleged crimes that have rocked Hernando County.
Source: Black Enterprise