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A Florida Man Was Upset His Ex-Girlfriend Ghosted Him After Their Breakup. So He Shot Her Dead.

Florida Man Sentenced for Fatally Shooting Ex Who Ghosted Him
Source: Brevard County Sheriff's Office; Buggs Funeral Home

Carlos Jones fatally shot Sha'Dayla Johnson because she stopped replying to his calls and texts.

Dec. 12 2023, Published 12:02 p.m. ET

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A Florida man will spend the rest of his life in prison after fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend last year because she stopped returning his phone calls and texts, according to authorities.

Around 8 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2022, police were called to a home in Melbourne for a reported shooting, according to prosecutors.

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At the residence, officers discovered 23-year-old Sha’Dayla Johnson unresponsive in the carport suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

She was transported to a local hospital, where she later died, officials said.

Witnesses told police they saw 24-year-old Carlos Jones, the victim’s ex-boyfriend, at the home at the time of the shooting. Officials said Jones and Johnson used to live together.

Around 11 a.m. the same morning, Jones walked into the police station in Palm Bay and turned himself in, authorities said.

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Jones confessed to the shooting and claimed he and Johnson had a dispute because she wasn’t “responding to his phone calls or text messages,” officials said.

Johnson was on her way to work when Jones confronted her.

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A jury convicted Jones of second-degree murder in September 2023 for Johnson's death.

On Dec. 6, a judge sentenced Jones to life in the Florida Department of Corrections.


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