Punta Gorda man accused of murder at Seven Palms apartments

Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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Janari N. Richardson’s mugshot Credit: The Punta Gorda Police Department

The Punta Gorda Police Department has arrested a man in connection to a murder that occurred at the Seven Palms apartment complex.

Janari N. Richardson, 18, was arrested on Wednesday by the U.S. Marshal’s Federal Fugitive Task Force at the Desoto Landing Apartments in Arcadia.

Richardson is accused of killing 30-year-old Sean Lalley of Port Charlotte on May 13, 2023.

Police deemed the investigation as a suspicious death after they discovered Lalley deceased inside his vehicle with bullet wounds.

Richardson is being charged with second-degree murder with a firearm and robbery.

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