December 15, 2008 Seminole Grand Jury Issues Two First-Degree Murder Indictments (Ramon Ayala Hernandez and Ventrel Shondel Mourice Gammons)

The Seminole County Grand Jury issued two first-degree murder indictments today in two separate cases.

In the first case, Ramon Ayala Hernandez, 34, formerly of 1405 Tropical Drive, Orlando, was indicted on charges of first-degree felony murder with a firearm, robbery with a firearm while inflicting great bodily harm or death, and armed burglary of a structure with a firearm. Ayala Hernandez was arrested by Casselberry Police after the body of Robert Biagi was found shot to death inside his store, Casselberry Jewelry and Pawn, on U. S. Highway 17-92, on Thanksgiving Eve.

Two witnesses testified before the jury. They were a Casselberry Police Department investigator and a lay witness. The second indictment charges Ventrel Shondel Mourice Gammons, 21, with first-degree felony murder and aggravated child abuse by malicious punishment, or causing great bodily harm. Gammons is accused of killing his two-month old daughter, Samiyah Gammons, by causing blunt force injuries to her on May 17. She died on May 19. The case was investigated, and Gammon was arrested by Winter Springs Police on November 19. He reported his former address as 561 Seminole Avenue in Longwood.

Two witnesses testified before the Grand Jury on this case also. They were an Orange County Associate Medical Examiner and a Winter Springs Police Department detective.

Both men are being held in the Seminole County jail without bond.

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