On Tuesday, the state attorney announced that Jeremy Alexander Bedgood was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences in state prison for two attempted first degree murder convictions.
PENSACOLA — State Attorney Bill Eddins announced Tuesday that Jeremy Alexander Bedgood was sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for two attempted first-degree murder convictions.
According to a press release from the State Attorney's Office, Bedgood was convicted last Friday by an Escambia County jury of attempted first-degree premeditated or felony murder with a firearm, attempted first-degree premeditated or felony murder with a weapon, aggravated stalking, false imprisonment, violation of injunction for protection against domestic violence (2 counts), battery and resisting an officer without violence.
He was sentenced to five years for the aggravated stalking and five years for the false imprisonment — the latter to run consecutive to his two life sentences, the release said. For the misdemeanor charges of battery and violation of injunction, he will serve a year in the county jail and was sentenced to time served on the resisting officer without violence.
Bedgood shot his girlfriend with a .380 pistol on Feb. 24 and attacked both his girlfriend and her sister with a small hatchet, causing serious injuries to both women. Bedgood had followed them home from a downtown night club and confronted the women while they were seated in their vehicle in front of their grandmother’s residence.
The State Attorney's Office reported that the incident followed a series of incidents in which Bedgood was in violation of an injunction for protection against domestic violence issued for the victim following a separate domestic incident Feb. 18. On that date, Bedgood attacked the woman, pulled her by her hair off a sidewalk and into a car in an apparent abduction witnessed by several bystanders.
On Feb. 19, Bedgood was arrested for that incident and subsequently served with the injunction. Following his release from the Escambia County Jail two days later, he immediately began contacting, calling and following the victim to various places around Pensacola and ultimately to her grandmother’s house where the shooting occurred, the release said.
After the shooting, the defendant fled the state and was arrested in Dallas on Feb. 27.