Daytona Beach Man Faces Life Term In Holly Hill Attempted Home Invasion

By on May 5, 2016 in WNDB News


Daytona Beach, FL-It only took a Volusia County jury 30 minutes to come back with a guilty verdict for 35-year-old Christopher Barsalou of Daytona Beach.

Barsalou is charged with Second Degree Murder by Another and Attempted Home Invasion Robbery. Both charges are life felonies.

The jury, comprised of three men and three women, came to their decision after a four day trial.

The crimes occurred on November 16, 2012 when Barsalou and his accomplice, Sanlee Bennett, attempted to rob Jerry Stremovihtg and Kenneth Conley at a Holly Hill home with a stun gun, brass knuckles, and a tire iron.

Stremovihtg fired several shots at the would-be robbers, striking Bennett several times. Barsalou fled with another co-defendant, leaving Bennett behind to bleed to death. Investigators Bennett’s blood on Barsalou’s clothing and shoes while fingerprints were pulled from the tire iron left near the scene.

Barsalou was charged with Second Degree Murder by Another due to the fact that a co-defendant was killed during the Attempted Home Invasion Robbery.

Assistant State Attorney John Reid prosecuted the case with Assistant State Attorney Michael Willard, both of the State Attorney’s Career Criminal Unit.

Circuit Judge Frank Marriott presided over the case. He will pronounce sentence at a later date.

Christopher Barsalou

(photo courtesy of Volusia County Corrections)

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.



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