Gainesville man sentenced for Waffle House homicide

Ezekiel Luke Hicks
Courtesy Alachua County Jail Ezekiel Luke Hicks

A Gainesville man who shot and killed a Waffle House customer in 2019 received a 20-year sentence on Thursday.

According to a State Attorney’s Office press release, Ezekiel Luke Hicks, 29, entered into a negotiated plea and was sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter and five years for carrying a concealed weapon. Hicks shot and killed Craig Brewer on April 17, 2019, at a Waffle House on Newberry Road in Gainesville.

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Hicks, who was identified using video evidence and eyewitness testimony.

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