August 24, 2016
State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that Terrance Soles was sentenced on August 23, 2016, by Circuit Judge John Miller to 40 years in state prison with 25 years as a minimum mandatory sentence to be served day for day. On June 3, 2016, Terrance Soles was convicted by an Escambia County Jury of Second Degree Murder for the killing of Skky Shine.
On November 10, 2014 Terrance Soles was driving a white Toyota Avalon with the victim Skky Shine in the front passenger seat. Terrance Soles made a 911 phone call at approximately 1:30 a.m., and in that phone call Soles can be heard telling the victim, Skky Shine to put his hands on the dash and not to move. Before the call ends, Victim Shine can be heard saying “don’t shoot me.” Within minutes, Defendant Terrance Soles calls 911 back requesting law enforcement to his mother’s home and eventually says on that 911 call “we were going through it here in the car and I shot him.” Sheriff’s deputies responded to Soles’ mother’s home where Defendant Soles drove up flashing his lights and was found to have a 9mm pistol in his lap. The victim, Skky Shine was in the passenger seat with a single gunshot wound to the head.
Crime scene located within the Toyota Avalon where the victim and defendant were, one spent 9mm casing and one projectile. FDLE confirmed that the casing was fired from the weapon that the Defendant had in his lap. FDLE was also able to identify the DNA of Victim Skky Shine on the 9mm pistol and casing. It was later determined that Terrance Soles purchased the 9mm pistol in 2012 from a dealer in Louisiana. During the autopsy, the Medical Examiner determined that the gun was fired from a close range of two inches or less by the presence and location of gunpowder particles on the victim.
The investigation and arrest were conducted by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Alvin “Trey” Myers.