WEST PALM BEACH — A Lantana-area man acquired a sentence of 35 years in jail Thursday for a deadly taking pictures he dedicated a decade in the past as a juvenile.

A jury in March discovered Frank Quarles responsible of second-degree homicide within the 2012 taking pictures loss of life of 16-year-old Michael Coogle-Robertson after he had gained a brand new trial following his 2017 conviction.

Prosecutors mentioned Quarles, who’s now 26 and was 15 on the time of the killing, shot Coogle-Robertson in a dispute over a stolen bicycle. A jury first heard the case in 2017 and convicted Quarles on a lesser cost than first-degree homicide, discovering that the killing was not premeditated.

The court docket at the moment additionally sentenced him to 35 years in state jail.

Frank Quarles reacts on March 23, 2022, to a responsible verdict in his retrial within the 2012 taking pictures loss of life of 16-year-old Michael Coogle-Robertson. The trial was within the Palm Seaside County Courthouse in West Palm Seaside.

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In 2020, an appeals court docket overturned the conviction and ordered a brand new trial, discovering {that a} Palm Seaside County Sheriff’s Workplace detective did not re-read Quarles his Miranda rights when Quarles agreed to talk after initially declining to reply questions.

Assistant State Lawyer Chrichet Mixon, who prosecuted the case each in 2017 and 2022, informed jurors that Quarles killed Robertson as a result of he felt disrespected after studying that Robertson had taken possession of his stolen bicycle.

One among Robertson’s mates testified in 2017 that Robertson bought the bicycle from somebody within the neighborhood not understanding it had been stolen and tried to promote it again to Quarles for $10 after Quarles went to reclaim the bicycle.

Prosecutors mentioned it took Quarles about 20 minutes to reclaim the bicycle, trip residence, choose up a gun he had hidden below his mattress and trip again to the home on the 3600 block of Kewanee Highway within the Seminole Manor neighborhood west of Lantana, the place Robertson and his mates have been hanging out.

“It wasn’t sufficient that he acquired his bike again. It wasn’t sufficient that it was over,” Mixon informed jurors in 2017. “It wasn’t sufficient, as a result of he was not going to let Michael Robertson or anybody on the market that day make him look unhealthy.”

In March, a six-person jury convicted Quarles after listening to three days of testimony. It additionally discovered Quarles responsible of possession of a firearm by a minor and unlawfully carrying a hid weapon.

Throughout Thursday’s sentencing, Circuit Decide Scott Suskauer credited Quarles with the greater than 10 years of time he has served in jail whereas awaiting the 2 trials. A five-year sentence on the hid weapons cost shall be served concurrently; he acquired credit score for time served on the firearm possession cost.

Quarles’ sentence shall be eligible for evaluation after he serves 25 years.

Julius Whigham II is a prison justice and public security reporter for The Palm Seaside Publish. You possibly can attain him at jwhigham@pbpost.com and observe him on Twitter at @JuliusWhigham. Assist help our work: Subscribe as we speak. 

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