The instance Sheila Agee has been charged with principal to first-degree murder’ Police discovered text messages purportedly showing the mother of a man charged with murder in the Florida panhandle plotting the shooting death of a Home Depot employee. She is also in jail now.
Keith Agee, 20, was apprehended by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office on Friday in the late afternoon in relation to the fatal shooting of Brooklyn Sims, 18, earlier that day at the home improvement store on Davis Highway in Pensacola.
Police withheld Agee and Sims’ relationship information. The two are parents to a 2-year-old daughter, according to Pensacola news source WEAR.
Who is Keith Agee?
Keith, 20, had previously been detained on three third-degree domestic violence charges in Mobile, Alabama. On April 14, 2022, he was also accused of third-degree domestic violence in Mobile. Each case was dismissed, as reported by Fox News.
Who is Sheila Agee?
Sheila Agee, Keith’s mother, was involved in planning the targeted attack, according to information released by the sheriff’s office on Monday night. 50 is Sheila’s age.
According to text conversations, it is evident that Sheila Agee, Keith Agee’s mother, was aware of and involved in the plot to murder Brooklyn Sims, the ECSO stated on Facebook. In addition, texts between a mother and son show the mother’s assistance in finding the victim.
The department claims that the mother and son communicated via the claimed texts just before Sims was shot and died. The texts were published by the department on its Facebook page.
What are the charges against Sheila and Keith Agee?
Sheila has been charged with principal to first-degree premeditated murder, and Keith was accused of homicide.
Sheriff Chip Simmons said via Facebook, “The murder itself is unbelievable, but to know the mother knew about it and helped coordinate it is incomprehensible.”
Police discover chilling texts
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office released the conversation between the two, which uses violent language.
In one of the texts before the crime, Sheila asks Keith not to tell “nanny” as she will “try and talk you out of it.” Keith responds that he will “just say I gotta go to the dentist.”
Sheila then offers to send him the target’s address so that he doesn’t have to do the killing in front of her daughter. “Hold up let me get it erase the texts ’cause I don’t want nobody to know I was texting you stupid ass,” she says in a later text.
In one of her final texts to her son that day, she says, “Do whatever you want to do. It don’t affect me either f**king way.”