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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Two Men Charged In Murder For Hire Scheme That Resulted In 2019 Death Of Fort Myers Man

Fort Myers, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Marvin Harris, Jr., aka “Mesh” (24, Fort Myers), and Latrel Jackson, aka “Kobe” (25, Plainfield, Illinois), with conspiracy to commit interstate murder for hire and interstate murder for hire. If convicted, each faces a mandatory term of life imprisonment. 

According to the indictment, Harris paid Jackson to travel to from the State of Illinois to the State of Florida to commit a murder. In accordance with the plan, Jackson traveled to Florida on October 28, 2019, and murdered an individual in Fort Myers on November 2, 2019.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Myers Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael V. Leeman.

Violent Crime
Updated August 25, 2022