Man found guilty in shooting, stabbing of Naples teen

Lee Herald Favicon 16A 22-year old is facing the possibility of life in prison after being convicted on a number of charges related to the 2016 shooting and stabbing of a Naples teen.

According to the State Attorney’s Office, 22-year old Keyion Cordavion Linton has convicted of kidnapping, aggravated battery with a firearm causing great harm, and tampering with a witness, victim, or informant following a two-day trial in Collier County.

Reports say that in July of 2016, Linton’s 17-year old victim responded to texts from his girlfriend to meet her ex. The victim met Linton outside where the perpetrator pulled a gun and forced the victim to walk to a nearby drug store on Golden Gate Parkway. The victim was loaded into a car, transported to an apartment complex on Airport Road, and the forced to walk to a park. Linton repeatedly read through the texts between the victim and his girlfriend during the ordeal.

After the victim refused to walk into a wooded area, Linton shot the teen in the shoulder and back, dragging him into the woods and telling him that he was going to die. The perpetrator then left to retrieve a knife and returned to the scene, stabbing his victim in the throat.

Linton was eventually convinced by a friend to bring the teen to a hospital but threatened to kill the victim if he told the police what had happened. Initially, the victim complied, agreeing to a story made up by Linton, but eventually the truth became known and the perpetrator was arrested in Suwannee County.

The teen managed to survive the ordeal and Linton’s sentencing is scheduled for July 9.

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