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Former Jabil executive to remain in jail

LARGO — Former Jabil Circuit vice president Patrick A. Evans shouldn't get the chance to leave jail before facing murder charges at trial, a Pinellas County judge decided Tuesday.

Judge Paul Levine denied bail for Evans after hearing a 911 tape of Evans' wife and her boyfriend being shot, and listening to other evidence he called very compelling.

Evans, who has been held without bail in the Pinellas County Jail, is accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife, Elizabeth K. Evans, 44, and her friend Jerry B. Taylor, 43, in her Gulfport condo in December. The state has said it intends to seek the death penalty.

Pinellas sheriff's Detective Ed Judy also played the 911 tape in the courtroom. The recording exists because someone dialed 911 from Elizabeth Evans' apartment at the time of the shooting.

In the recording, two people, apparently Taylor and Elizabeth Evans, are heard asking someone named "Rick" to put his gun down. Patrick Evans went by that name.

A shot is fired, and a woman screams: "Have you lost your … mind!"

Then another shot is fired. After that, silence.

Evans' attorney, Frank McDermott, said he would consider whether to appeal the denial of bail.

Evans had left his job at Jabil a few months before the shooting for unspecified reasons.

Curtis Krueger, Times staff writer

Former Jabil executive to remain in jail 04/28/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:33pm]
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