LAYTON — A man accused of shooting and killing an 18-year-old man in his Layton home was charged Wednesday.
Michael Jameel Hines, 29, of Ogden was charged in 2nd District Court with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery, both first-degree felonies. Jeremiah Lorenzo Wright, 19, is listed in court documents as a co-defendant.
On March 12, Kannon Beesley, 18, was in the basement of his residence, near 700 N. Fairfield Road, with Hines and Wright, who were allegedly trying to settle a debt, according to charging documents.
“Jeremiah Wright was identified as a close associate of the victim and would later be identified as best friends,” the charges state.
Wright owed Beesley money and went to his house with Hines to pay him, according to the charges.
“Jeremiah stated that the victim was showing them both a large bag of marijuana and Michael suddenly grabbed the bag of marijuana. Jeremiah stated the victim tried to stop Michael from taking the bag of marijuana at which time the victim and Michael began to physically fight. Jeremiah stated during the physical fight, Michael pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the chest,” according to charing documents.
Hines and Wright fled the house. Beesley went upstairs and told his mom “Jeremiah’s brother shot me,” the charges state.
Beesley was transported to a local hospital where he died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to the charges.
Initially, Wright “had detectives searching for the wrong people,” the charges state.
He eventually admitted to being at the house with Hines, who police later located.
“Michael stated that he and Jeremiah planned on paying the victim the money that Jeremiah owed him and then rob him of the marijuana and money that the victim had,” the charges state. “Michael stated that Jeremiah was the person that pulled out a gun and shot the victim to death, The evidence of this investigation suggests that Michael was the person that shot and killed the victim.”