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Sanford man facing murder charge in weekend death

Posted March 9, 2014

Lynard Jerome McCormick

— Sanford police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a man found outside an apartment building Sunday morning.

Lynard Jerome McCormick, 30, of 1105-G Juniper Drive, faces one count of murder in the death of Williams Amail Howard, 28, of the same address.

Police were called to the apartment around 8:40 a.m. to find Howard lying on the ground outside the apartment with a puncture wound to his neck.

Authorities have not said how the two men knew each other, nor have they provided a motive for the crime.

McCormick was being held without bond Sunday afternoon in the Lee County Jail.


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  • dwr1964 Mar 10, 2014

    He looks to be a real prize.

  • Fred Garner Mar 10, 2014
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    The murder rate reminds me of the 80's and early 90's rate. Averaged about 1 a month. Sanford had the nickname of "Little Chicago". I guess it's back.