Save Money in this Sunday's paper

comments

Man convicted of murdering victim over Facebook post

A Charlotte man will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally shooting a man over a Facebook post.

A Mecklenburg County jury Wednesday found Jeremiah Lamont Luke, 35, guilty of murdering 30-year-old Mikal Lee Legrande during a November 2011 shooting.

During the three-day trial, jurors listened to testimony that Luke confronted Legrande on Wallace Road in Charlotte about comments that Legrande had posted on Facebook. Luke fatally shot Legrande in the chest during the argument, prosecutors said.

Luke claimed he acted in self-defense, but after deliberating for two hours, the jury convicted him of first-degree murder.

Luke is currently serving out another prison sentence for attempted trafficking of cocaine in Mecklenburg County.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more



Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more


Quick Job Search
Salary Databases
Your 2 Cents
Share your opinion with our Partners
Learn More