Merritt Island Man Charged With Murdering His Sister

MERRITT ISLAND, Florida – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 22-year-old Da’rius Christian of Merritt Island, Florida for the sororicide of his 19-year-old, half-sister, J’Meisha Gant.

The investigation began shortly after 4:00 p.m. on November 3, 2019, when deputies responded to a residence on Ligustrum Lane on Merritt Island after the sister’s mother returned home to find her daughter unresponsive.

Deputies arrived at the scene and pronounced the sister deceased.

During the autopsy, the Brevard County Medical Examiner found that the sister’s death was due to manual strangulation and ruled the death a homicide.

Investigators say that Gant and Christian were alone at the residence in the evening and early morning hours of November 2-3, 2019.

During that time, a physical altercation occurred where Christian allegedly strangled his half-sister until she died.

The death was not reported until the following afternoon when the victim was discovered by her mother.

Christian was arrested after an arrest warrant was issued by a judge charging him with First Degree Murder.

He was taken to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held on a “No Bond” status.