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Date of Issue: January 07, 2009

Koenigs imprisoned in Orange County


The man convicted of shooting an Island businesswoman is being held at the Florida Department of Corrections Central Florida Reception Center.

The center houses about 1,659 male inmates, some of them awaiting transfer to another prison under the FDC. The center is located in Orange County near the Orlando International Airport.

A jury in August 2008 convicted Mark Koenigs of Bradenton Beach for shooting Island businesswoman Sue Normand and threatening to shoot two law enforcement officers trying to arrest him on the Gulf shore. Koenigs was convicted of one count of aggravated battery with a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement.

In November 2008, Manatee County Circuit Court Judge Diana Moreland sentenced Koenigs to 40 years in prison.

Koenigs’ defense attorney, public defender Peter Belmont, has filed a notice to appeal the conviction to Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal.

The preparation of the appeal may take months.

In the meantime, Koenigs is serving his sentence at the reception center.

His current release date is Dec. 21, 2046.