A Davenport man, Nuemonei Trevonne Lasater, has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and intimidation with a dangerous weapon in connection with the death of Jeramie Shorter outside a funeral home in August 2020. According to the plea agreement, Lasater will serve a total of 30 years, with a minimum of 10 years before parole eligibility, and pay $150,000 to Shorter’s heirs. Shorter was attending a visitation for his son, who had passed away after battling cancer. shooting/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>https://www.kwqc.com reported
A Davenport resident, Nuemonei Trevonne Lasater, has entered a guilty plea for his involvement in the tragic death of Jeramie Shorter outside a funeral home in August 2020. Lasater, aged 27, has admitted to charges of voluntary manslaughter and intimidation with a dangerous weapon. Additionally, he has pled guilty to possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and interference with official acts involving a firearm. A written plea agreement has been filed, with both the prosecution and defense concurring that a sentencing enhancement should be applied to the charges of voluntary manslaughter and intimidation. As per the agreement, it is recommended that Lasater serve consecutive sentences for a total of 30 years, with a minimum of 10 years to be served before he becomes eligible for parole. Furthermore, Lasater will be required to pay $150,000 to Shorter’s heirs. The incident, which occurred outside Weerts Funeral Home on Jersey Ridge Road, was reported to the authorities via multiple 911 calls. Witnesses reported seeing a man armed with a handgun and confirmed that a shooting had taken place. After a pursuit, Lasater was apprehended by the police in the vicinity of W. 15th Street. Initially facing charges of first-degree murder, firearm possession, eluding, and interfering with official acts, Lasater’s guilty plea has resulted in a revised set of charges. The funeral home visitation that Shorter had attended was for his 8-year-old son, who tragically passed away after battling cancer..