On October 10th, 2023, Courtney Gibson, 31, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the 2020 death of Titusville resident Anna Primavere, 36.
Following her prison sentence, Gibson will also serve 10 years of supervised probation.
Anna Primavere was reported missing by her family on February 23, 2020. She had been renting a room at 4005 Trinidad Ave in Titusville. Primavere was last seen on February 21, 2020, at 5:45 PM near Barna Avenue and Knox McRae Drive.
An initial search of her room revealed “alarming circumstances and physical evidence” suggesting she may have been harmed. Titusville Police obtained a search warrant and found further evidence indicating she had likely been harmed inside the residence.
Courtney Gibson, who had been staying in the same residence, left the state the night of Anna’s disappearance. She was later located but declined to cooperate with investigators. Gibson had been hired as a babysitter by the landlord, Zongmu Wang, to care for his child.
She was captured on a Ring doorbell camera leaving with a mattress on top of her vehicle, a Red Kia Forte. The mattress was later found burned on the side of a road.
Gibson was arrested and initially faced charges of premeditated murder in the first degree. She turned herself into police after a short nationwide search when Anna Primavere’s body was found in the trunk of a car in Lebanon, Tennessee. Gibson later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and tampering with evidence.
Anna Primavere’s family expressed their sorrow and thanked law enforcement for their hard work. “My sister Anna was always full of life, making friends, and loved her family & close friends fiercely. She left a lasting impression on everyone she met,” the family said in a statement.
The sentencing of Courtney Gibson brings a measure of closure to a tragic case that has left a lasting impact on the Titusville community and Anna Primavere’s family.