Holmes County jury convicts Graceville man for his role in July 2020 murder

Jeremie Peters, of Graceville, was convicted by a Holmes County jury for his role in the July...
Jeremie Peters, of Graceville, was convicted by a Holmes County jury for his role in the July 2020 death of Raul Guillen.(State Attorney Larry Basford.)
Published: Jun. 25, 2021 at 6:05 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to State Attorney Larry Basford, on July 4, 2020, Raul Ambriz Guillen was shot and killed in Holmes County, Florida. After an investigation and tips from the public, Mr. Guillen’s body was discovered on August 25, 2020, by the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The 14th Circuit Medical Examiner’s office determined Guillen died from a single gunshot wound to the back of his head.

Jeremie Odell Peters, 44, of Graceville, was charged with serious crimes related to the murder.

On June 24, 2021, after a 4-day trial, a Holmes County jury found Peters guilty of accessory after the fact to second degree murder with a firearm and conspiracy to commit first degree tampering with a witness.

Peters faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in the Florida Department of Corrections. His sentencing has been scheduled for July 14, 2021.

Two co-defendants are still awaiting trial in the murder of Raul Guillen.

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