Man convicted in November 2021 death of woman on Highway 299

A jury in Dade County has convicted a man in connection with the death of a woman last November.

41-year-old Jeremiah Douglas was found guilty of Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and two counts of Making a False Statement in connection with the death of 23-year-old Leea Raines.

After being convicted, Judge Brian House sentenced Douglas to life without parole, plus an additional 25 years in prison.

Authorities say Douglas and Raines had been in a truck in the early morning hours of November 5th, 2021, and as Douglas was driving along Highway 299, he got into a fit of rage and shoved Raines out of the truck while driving 70 miles per hour.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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