25-year-old man, found guilty of first-degree murder with a firearm and armed robbery, sentenced to life behind bars
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — In 2017, a jury found a 25-year-old man from Greenacres guilty of first-degree murder with a gun and armed robbery of a man. He was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole.
On Thursday, Circuit Judge Howard Coates gave Jeffrey Joseph a life sentence for shooting and killing Allen Record on January 10, 2017. During the four-day trial in West Palm Beach, Joseph was also found guilty of robbery and given a minimum 10-year sentence.
The crime happened in the 300 block of Chillingworth Drive after the victim and his friend answered an ad on Craigslist for a motorcycle for sale in their area.
Two armed, masked men approached Record and his friend. During the robbery, Record was shot and killed, and his phone was taken. Investigators said that the phone with Joseph’s fingerprints on it was later found in the suspect’s path as he ran away from the scene.
During the trial, the prosecution said that Joseph tried to influence the jury through someone else. The judge agreed to take away Joseph’s rights to a phone, mail, and visits for the rest of the trial. He was also put away by himself.