April 15, 2019
This ape went totally bananas on this poor teacher.
Perhaps she claimed that rap “wasn’t real music” or something.
Seven weeks after a 26-year-old ex-con pleaded guilty in the brutal murder of a beloved Jacksonville music teacher, the I-TEAM has obtained evidence showing how police cracked the case.
Deborah Liles, 62, was beaten to death in her Panama Park home in March 2017.
Adam Lawson pleaded guilty to breaking into Liles’ home, beating her with a frying pan and a golf club and then stealing her car. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Liles’ husband, Michael Liles, the former leader of the Justice Coalition, died last year of natural causes before the murder case came to a close.
News4Jax has obtained video of Lawson’s interrogation interview, showing that when police first brought him in to question him about Deborah Liles’ death, he denied any involvement.
Nearly two years later, Lawson confessed, pleading guilty to charges of first-degree murder, armed burglary, grand theft auto and possession of a firearm by a felon. He agreed to a plea deal so he would not get the death penalty.