Man arrested for murder of Bradenton teen

Devon Lee Freeman (left) and Moriah Hope Goode (right)

SARASOTA, FL (WFLA) — The 21-year-old man wanted for the murder of an 18-year-old Bradenton girl was arrested Wednesday night.

Devon Lee Freeman was arrested in Sarasota and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Moriah Hope Goode.

Freeman, of Sarasota, will be transported back to Manatee County where he will face a first appearance.

Moriah Goode was shot to death at the 3300 block of 4th St. East just after 4:30 p.m. on November 6th. She was transported to the hospital by a witness, where she was pronounced dead. In 2013, Goode was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Family, friends and classmates held a carnival and raised $30,000 for stem cell research. The treatments worked sending the disease into remission. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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