Two Tallahassee men have been found guilty on attempted murder charges: Andrew Lawyer II, who was accused of shooting his son in 2019, and Ruben Goodson, who was accused of shooting a woman in the face the same year.
Lawyer ll, 52, was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon by a jury following a two-day trial that had 11 state and three defense witnesses.
Andrew Lawyer II: Tallahassee father accused of shooting son in dispute
On Jan. 3, 2019, according to the State Attorney's Office, Lawyer ll shot his then-20-year-old son in the face after kicking his dog and "an argument over olive oil."
While his son was on the floor of his home on Sapphire Drive, in east Tallahassee, Lawyer shot at him again but missed. His son then got up and ran out of the room, state prosecutors say.
This all happened in the view of Lawyer's wife, who is also the victim's mother.
Evidence for the trial included a 911 call, the gun, bullets and pictures of the scene.
Lawyer faces a minimum mandatory prison sentence of 25 years, prosecutors say. A sentencing date for this case has not been set.
Second case: Woman shot at 'point blank range'
Ruben Goodson, 28, was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder by a jury after a two-day trial that began Wednesday and ended Thursday.
On Oct, 19, 2019, Goodson was with two women in his Pointe at Adams Place apartment when he made "sexual advances" towards one woman that were rejected, according to the State Attorney's Office. He went into his bedroom and came out with a palm-sized gun, causing the woman to leave.
Goodson followed the women to their car before he shot one woman "in the face at point blank range." He then hit the other woman with his gun, state prosecutors say.
Both women made a full recovery, the release said.
The state entered body camera footage, photos of the scene, a gold grill set and much more as evidence for trial.
Goodson faces a minimum mandatory of 20 years in prison with a maximum of life. His sentencing date has been set for 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2.
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