Man convicted in '08 murder of cab driver
A Port Richey man was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday in the 2008 shooting death of a Yellow Cab driver. Tisen KaShawn Washington, 25, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Jack LaGrand, 50. Washington was arrested in 2013, five years after LaGrand was killed in his cab. His body was found behind a shopping center at U.S. 19 and Enterprise Road in Clearwater. Security footage from that night showed LaGrand picking up a man in a rose and skull patterned shirt at Fat Daddy's Watering Hole in Dunedin. Footage from the shopping center showed a man in the same shirt exit LaGrand's cab, circle to the driver's door and walk away. Last year, a witness identified the man as Washington. During questioning, Washington recalled going to Fat Daddy's and ordering a cab and said he recognized LaGrand, but insisted he did not kill the cab driver. Prosecutors presented no physical evidence linking Washington to the murder.