Miami, Florida — The two 35-year-old South Florida men who killed a Miami plumber in 2018 during an armed robbery and carjacking were convicted yesterday by federal court in Miami. U.S. District Judge Roy K. Altman sentenced Jamal Lamar Head to 60 years in prison and Keon Travy Glanton to just over 33 years in prison.
On July 11, 2018, Head and Glanton teamed up to rob a Roto-Rooter plumber of valuable plumbing equipment in Riviera Beach, Florida. Head and Glanton lured the Roto-Rooter plumber to an abandoned residence in Riviera Beach, where Head attacked him with a gun. Valuable plumbing was removed from the vehicle.
The next day, July 12, 2018, Head and Glanton planned to rob another plumber, this time at an empty house in Miami Lakes, Florida. After Head and Glanton called several plumbers, plumber “LSH” agreed to come to the house in Miami Lakes to perform plumbing work. When LSH arrived, Head forced LSH into another vehicle at gunpoint, while Glanton drove off in LSH’s plumber’s van.
Head started driving LSH away from the scene and LSH struggled with Head. Head then shot LSH once in the chest and twice in the abdomen and crashed his car into a tree. Head fled and called Glanton, who returned to the area in LSH’s van to pick up Head. Head and Glanton then fled the area together. Later, they drove to another part of Miami, where they doused LSH’s van with gasoline and set it on fire.
Paramedics arrived at the scene of the murder and found LSH’s body in the back seat of Head’s vehicle. LSH was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner determined that the cause of death from LSH was blood loss from the three gunshot wounds.
Earlier this year, Glanton and Head pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a Hobbs Act robbery, carjacking to death and firing a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime.
Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Robert Cekada, Agent Special Responsible, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Miami Field Office, and Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez III, Director , Miami Dade Police Department, released the verdicts.
ATF Miami and MDPD have investigated this matter. This case was prosecuted by US Assistant Attorneys Daniel J. Marcet and Jessica Kahn Obenauf. AUSA Richard Brown handles asset forfeiture.
Related court documents and information can be found on the District Court for the Southern District of Florida website at: www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, under case number 19-cr-20063.