|Death row inmate avoids more murder charges from 1999 Mount Dora robbery|
|By dailycommercial.com- Millard Ives|
TAVARES — Prosecutors will not file murder charges against a death row inmate after a second teller died 16 years from being shot during a 1999 bank robbery.
Marishia Scott had survived the shooting to testify from a wheelchair in 2001 against defendant Fred Anderson in the robbery of United Southern Bank in Mount Dora that left her co-worker Heather Young dead at the scene.
The jury convicted Anderson of first-degree murder in 2001 in Young's murder and sentenced him to death.
However, Scott died from her injuries at 41 years old in 2015, which led prosecutors to consider filing murder charges in her death.
But Assistant State Attorney Rich Buxman said Thursday the family and law enforcement were against going through another murder trial because Anderson was "so far along" in the Young case and they didn't want anything to slow it down.
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