Judge Sentences Daytona Man To Life In Prison For 2016 Hammer Killing

By on April 29, 2018 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – A judge has sentenced a Daytona Beach man to life in prison for a deadly 2016 hammer attack.

Arenthius Jenkins, 34, severely beat Terry Gross and killed Billy Ford in April 2016. The men were working on a vacant home next door to Jenkins’ grandmother’s house. Jenkins’ mother, who was a witness, said her son struggled with mental illness and drug abuse and that he did not know what he was doing.

Last month, the judge presiding over the case denied Jenkins’ insanity defense.

For more on this story, head to WESH.com.

(Jenkins’ mugshot courtesy Volusia County Corrections)

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