Isabella Scavelli’s obituary hit several media trends after it was discovered that a man identified as Lenard White hired men to murder Isabella over sexual assault allegations. Read on as we bring you details of that story in this write-up.
Isabella Scavelli Obituary, Who is Isabella Scavelli?
Isabella Scavelli was a young girl who was shot and killed after she reported a man, Lenard White, to authorities over sexual harassment.
According to the indictment and evidence presented in court, on February 6, 2023, a 17-year-old victim, Isabella Scavelli, and her mother went to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office to report that she had been sexually assaulted by Lenard White.
After hearing the reports, White then contracted with Robinson and Woods to murder Isabella Scavelli for a reward of $10,000 to prevent her from further pursuing criminal charges against him. The following day, Robinson and Woods arrived at Isabella’s home, where she was residing with her mother.
The killers knocked on the door, and just when the door was opened, a barrage of gunshots was fired at Isabella Scavelli and her mother. Isabella was shot four times and killed at the scene, while her mother was struck by gunfire but survived.
Who is Lenard White? Crime and charges explored
Lenard White is currently in police custody, and not only is he going to face charges of sexual assault, but he is also facing life imprisonment for murder.
In November 2023, Tampa, Florida-based United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announced the return of an indictment charging Brooksville residents Lenard White (36), “Mike Williams,” and “Stick,” Sheldon Robinson (21), and Keshawn Woods (22) with conspiracy to commit murder for hire, murder for hire, discharge of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence that caused the death of I.S., and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime. White and Robinson were also charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, tampering with a witness, and obstruction of justice. Janet Williams (44, Brooksville), Robinson’s mother, has been charged with multiple counts of false statements to federal agents.
If convicted on all counts, White, Robinson, and Woods each face mandatory life imprisonment or the federal death penalty. Williams faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison for each of the three false statement counts.
As the federal investigation of I.S.’s murder progressed, White, Robinson, and Williams attempted to hinder the investigation by disposing of evidence, tampering with witnesses, obstructing justice, and making false statements to law enforcement.
Janet Williams made her initial appearance in federal court on October 26, 2023, and was released on conditions including home detention. Keshawn Woods had his initial appearance in federal court on November 1, 2023, and was ordered detained. White and Robinson are currently in state custody. They are scheduled to make their initial appearances in federal court on November 9, 2023, at 2:00 p.m.
How Ol Isabella Scavelli age: How old was she before death
The exact date of birth of the late Isabella has not been disclosed, however, per reports released by Authorities in her ongoing murder case, it was stated that she was 17 years old.