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Court hearing over racial hate crime double murder in Marion County, FL


Police say Kelvin Lee Coleman Jr. was at the Vacation Host Inn when a white hotel employee asked him to control his children. Coleman allegedly went into a rage and murdered two white employees for the fun of it.

If the races had been reversed, this would be a major national news story.

From Ocala.com…

Attorneys for a man charged with killing two people at the Vacation Host Inn are asking for more information after DNA from one of the victims was discovered on a gun collected at the home where the defendant was arrested.

On Monday, parties involved in the case of Kelvin Lee Coleman Jr., 38, stood before Circuit Judge Robert Hodges for a hearing in the case concerning two defense motions. The defense asked for the state to turn over phone records and DNA information that are part of the state’s documents in the case, known as discovery.

Coleman was arrested on March 13, 2013, the day after he was accused of fatally shooting Lester Carter, 42, and Glendora Johnson, 54, at the Vacation Host Inn located off South Pine Avenue in Ocala.

Coleman has pleaded not guilty in the case and told the Star-Banner in January that he was not at the inn on the night of the murder.

Several witnesses have identified Coleman as the shooter.

Authorities found an unspent .40-caliber bullet near the scene.