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Murderers of Miami plumber sentenced to decades in federal prison

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Two 35-year-old South Florida men who murdered a Miami plumber during an armed robbery and carjacking in 2018 were sentenced on Thursday in federal district court in Miami.

U.S. District Judge Roy K. Altman sentenced Jamal Lamar Head to 60 years in prison and Keon Travy Glanton to over 33 years in prison for their heinous crimes.

The day before the murder, which occurred on July 11, 2018, Head and Glanton worked together to rob the first plumber of expensive plumbing equipment in Riviera Beach, Florida.

That is when Head and Glanton lured the plumber to an abandoned residence in Riviera Beach, where Head assaulted him with a firearm. Plumbing equipment was then stolen from the vehicle.

This plumber survived.

The following day, Head and Glanton planned to rob another plumber, this time at a vacant house in Miami Lakes. After Head and Glanton called several plumbers, plumber “L.S.H.” agreed to come to the Miami Lakes house to perform plumbing work. When L.S.H. arrived, Head forced L.S.H. into another vehicle at gunpoint, while Glanton drove away in L.S.H.’s plumbing van.

Head began driving L.S.H. away from the scene, and L.S.H. struggled with Head. Head then shot L.S.H. once in the chest and twice in the abdomen and crashed his car into a tree. Head fled the scene and called Glanton, who returned to the area in L.S.H.’s van to pick up Head. Head and Glanton then fled the area together.

They later drove to another area of Miami, where they doused L.S.H.’s van in gasoline and lit it on fire.

When paramedics arrived at the murder scene, they found L.S.H.’s body in the rear seat of Head’s vehicle. L.S.H. was pronounced dead on the scene.

The medical examiner determined that L.S.H.’s cause of death was blood loss from the three gunshot wounds.

Earlier this year, Glanton and Head pled guilty to conspiring to commit a Hobbs Act robbery, carjacking resulting in death, and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.


About the Author:

Nicole Lopez-Alvar is a Miami-born and raised journalist and TV personality covering South Florida and beyond for Local10.com.