Bivins found guilty of felony murder

A Bay County jury took about 25 minutes Wednesday to find Andre Devon Bivins guilty as charged in the 2019 attempted robbery and shooting death of Edward Ross on Panama City Beach, State Attorney Larry Basford announced.

The guilty verdict followed a two-day trial for the defendant, who was convicted of first-degree felony murder with a firearm, and attempted robbery with a firearm.

Prosecutors presented evidence and witnesses proving that the defendant was one of the three men who burst into Ross’  home for a planned robbery that turned into a homicide when all three men began shooting. Testimony showed that the defendant was the first in the door and the first to shoot the victim.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 9. Bivins faces life in prison without the possibility of parole under Florida’s 10-20-Life Statute.

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