The howls of grief from Cook's mother were so loud that the judge had to later restate the sentencing for the clerk: 20 years for on a carjacking charge, 15 years for attempted carjacking with a deadly weapon and 15 years for a battery felony. As part of her plea agreement, a conspiracy charge was dropped.
That charge carried a maximum penalty of life in prison.
At first, the man pointed a gun with a laser sight at Nida and told him to get out of the pickup, police said. The unidentified man then fired off two rounds, one of which struck Pursel in the stomach. Tears streamed from Cook’s eyes as she called out to her mother, Lashawnda Ponder.Steve Garnes was named Public Safety Volunteer Firefighter of the Year at the Public Safety Awards banquet held Sunday.The Palm Coast firefighters were among 10 people honored at the first annual awards program, held at the Palm Coast Elks Club.Create unique, engaging experiences for your mobile and desktop visitors.Our easy drag-and-drop builder will activate your creativity, and we’ll make sure it shows up on every device exactly the way you designed it.