Victim: Shaquiesha A. Cubby
The accused: Walter Bishop Harvey Jr.

Shaquiesha A._Cubby

Shaquiesha A. Cubby

Black female

Age at time: 21

Weapon: unarmed


Walter Bishop Harvey Jr.

Black male

Age at time: 36

Weapon: knife


Defendant photo: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

Case type:
Unprovoked attack




Case year:

Location details: Outside victim's home in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, on Nov. 02, 2011

What happened: According to one of his sisters, Monique Harvey, Walter Harvey Jr. had been harassing the victim, Shagueisha Cubby, to the point she was in the process of getting a temporary injunction. Monique picked up Cubby, who is her partner, from work and as they were driving home they saw Walter, who yelled from his car, "Bitch, I will kill you if I go to jail.'' When they arrived home, Walter and another of his sisters, Gulanda Saxton, pulled up. Gulanda swung at Cubby with a knife, cutting her twice, and Walter Harvey then punched her in the left side of the face three times. Monique Harvey told police that her brother Walter is a violent person and she thought he was capable of following through on his threat to kill Cubby.

The outcome: Defense filed SYG motion which was denied. Harvey was convicted of felony battery but plans to appeal.

Investigating agency: St. Petersburg Police

Case decision made by: Prosecutor

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Yes No Unclear/

Did the victim initiate the confrontation?


Was the victim armed?


Was the victim committing a crime that led to the confrontation?


Did the defendant pursue the victim?


Could the defendant have retreated to avoid the conflict?


Was the defendant on his or her property?


Did someone witness the attack?


Was there physical evidence?


Source: Pinellas County Clerk of Court case progress docket, Nov. 14, 2011.

Source: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office report, Nov. 12, 2011.

Source: St. Petersburg Police Department, Nov. 2, 2011.

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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013