Man gets life sentence for Newberry assault, robbery

Frederick Leonard Shaw
Frederick Leonard Shaw

A career criminal was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for a violent home invasion robbery involving a senior citizen in Newberry.

According to a State Attorney’s Office press release, Frederick Leonard Shaw, 54, was found guilty on Oct. 4 of home invasion robbery without a weapon, burglary with assault or battery, battery on a person 65 years of age or older and petit theft.

Judge William Davis sentenced Shaw, who committed the crime on Jan. 26, 2021, and was arrested by Alachua County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Oct. 31, 2021. The victim was a senior citizen over 90 years of age.

Shaw received 30 years for home invasion robbery, life in prison for burglary with assault or battery and five years for battery on a person 65 years or older. He will serve all three sentences in the Florida Department of Corrections.

Shaw has a history of burglary and robbery, according to the State Attorney’s Office.

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to note the press release came from the State Attorney’s Office.

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