Plumber in Florida carjacked and murdered, 2 men admit to his killing

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Apr. 6 2021, Published 4:33 p.m. ET

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Two South Florida men orchestrated a pair of robberies that ended in the carjacking and the murder of a Miami plumber.

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On July 11, 2018, Jamal Lamar Head, 35, and Keon Travy Glanton, 35, worked together to rob a Roto-Rooter plumber of valuable plumbing equipment in Riviera Beach, Florida.

Prosecutors announced this week that the two men pleaded guilty in connection to the case. 

Authorities say they lured the plumber to an abandoned residence, where Head assaulted him with a gun. The two men removed valuable plumbing equipment from his vehicle.

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The following day, Head and Glanton planned to rob another plumber in Miami Lakes, Florida. They called several plumbers to come to a vacant house before the victim, plumber “L.S.H.,” agreed to come, according to prosecutors.

When the victim arrived, they forced him into another vehicle at gunpoint while Glanton drove away in L.S.H.’s plumbing van, prosecutors said.

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Head began driving the victim away from the scene, but the victim struggled. Head then shot the victim once in the chest and twice in the abdomen and crashed the car into a tree, according to prosecutors.

Head fled the scene and called Glanton, who came back to the area in the victim’s van to pick up Head. They fled the scene together.

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The pair later returned to the area, where they doused L.S.H.’s plumbing van in gasoline and set it on fire, according to prosecutors. 

When paramedics arrived at the murder scene, they found the victim’s body in the back seat of Head’s vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and the medical examiner determined that his cause of death was blood loss from the three gunshot wounds, according to prosecutors.

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Head and Glanton pleaded guilty to charges including conspiring to commit a Hobbs Act robbery, carjacking resulting in death, and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

The two men are scheduled to be sentenced this summer. 

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