LABELLE — On Dec. 4, 17 year old Eliezer Escobar was sentenced for his role in the shooting death of 19 year old David Zavala.
Zavala was shot on July 3, 2019 while attempting to purchase narcotics.
Major crimes investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Escobar on charges of homicide and armed robbery. Escobar who was being held in Hernando County at Youth Opportunity Brooksville Academy, a program for juvenile offenders, was taken into custody by Hernando Sheriff’s Office personnel and transported back to Hendry County in March 2020.
The second individual also charged in this case, Nicholas Guerrero, now 16 years of age, is still awaiting trial for his participation in this case.
Escobar was sentenced to 13 years in the Florida Department of Corrections on charges of manslaughter an attempted armed robbery with a deadly weapon.