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Couple who provided video of suspected Tampa serial killer want …

The homeowners who provided police with the eerie surveillance video of the hooded man accused in a string of fatal shootings in a Tampa neighborhood want a piece of the $110,000 reward.

Police in Tampa released the video of the suspect slowly walking down a Seminole Heights street just before an Oct. 9 shooting and running in the opposite direction moments later.

The cameras are attached to Patrick and Kelly Holladay’s bungalow. They told the Tampa Bay Times it would have been nice to have shared in the reward. That money was given to a McDonald’s manager who helped break the case when Howell Donaldson III handed her a paper bag with a gun inside on Nov. 28.

The

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Couple who provided video of Tampa serial killer suspect want part of $110000 reward

TAMPA — The homeowners who provided police with the eerie surveillance video of the hooded man accused in a string of fatal shootings that terrorized a Florida neighborhood during October and November now want a piece of the $110,000 reward.

Police in Tampa released the video that showed a man slowly walking down a Seminole Heights street just before an Oct. 9 shooting and then running in the opposite direction moments later.

The cameras are attached to Patrick and Kelly Holladay’s bungalow. They told the Tampa Bay Times it would have been nice to have shared in the reward. That money was given to a McDonald’s manager, Delonda Walker, who helped break the case when the suspect in the killings handed her a paper bag with a gun inside on Nov. 28. She showed it to a police officer who was in the restaurant.

Howell Donaldson III was arrested and charged with

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Alleged Tampa serial killer pleads not guilty from jail

The man accused of killing four people at random during a 51-day rampage in Tampa pleaded not guilty in Hillsborough County Circuit Court today.

The attorney for Howell Emmanuel Donaldson III, 24, entered the written plea to four counts of premeditated murder with a firearm.

Donaldson stayed in his jail cell after waiving his right to appear in court, according to the plea document filed Monday.

PHOTO: Officers are processing possible evidence and a red sports car at a McDonalds in Ybor City in Tampa, Fla, Nov. 28, 2017. Gabriella Angotti-Jones/AP
Officers are processing possible evidence and a red sports car at a McDonalds in Ybor City in Tampa, Fla, Nov. 28, 2017.

Donaldson previously was charged with four counts of murder in connection with the four slayings that terrorized the Seminole Heights community starting back on Oct. 9 when

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Alleged Tampa serial killer pleads not guilty from jail – ABC News

The man accused of killing four people at random during a 51-day rampage in Tampa pleaded not guilty in Hillsborough County Circuit Court today.

The attorney for Howell Emmanuel Donaldson III, 24, entered the written plea to four counts of premeditated murder with a firearm.

Donaldson stayed in his jail cell after waiving his right to appear in court, according to the plea document filed Monday.

PHOTO: Officers are processing possible evidence and a red sports car at a McDonalds in Ybor City in Tampa, Fla, Nov. 28, 2017. Gabriella Angotti-Jones/AP
Officers are processing possible evidence and a red sports car at a McDonalds in Ybor City in Tampa, Fla, Nov. 28, 2017.

Donaldson previously was charged with four counts of murder in connection with the four slayings that terrorized the Seminole Heights community starting back on Oct. 9 when

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Suspected Tampa serial killer Howell Donaldson III indicted in Seminole Heights murders, prosecutors say

A Florida grand jury has indicted the suspected Tampa serial killing with four counts of premeditated murder with a firearm, according to state prosecutors.

The Tampa Police Department previously charged Howard Donaldson III with four counts of murder in connection with the four shooting deaths that occurred between Oct. 9 and Nov. 14 in the Seminole Heights neighborhood after his arrest last week.

The grand jury has returned the indictment officially charging Donaldson, said State Attorney Andrew Warren in a press conference Thursday.

“The indictment means that the grand jury has found that probable cause exists, that the defendant committed each of these four murders,” he said.

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Parents of suspected Tampa serial killer won’t talk about son

TAMPA — The parents of the 24-year-old man suspected in a string of fatal shootings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood will go before a judge Thursday after refusing to answer questions about their son.

Investigators wanted to question Howell Donaldson Jr. and Rosita Donaldson on Tuesday about Howell Emanuel Donaldson III’s background, developmental history, gun possession and state of mind. But they refused, revealing only the names, addresses and birth dates of family members.

Unlike some states, Florida has no law establishing “parent-child privilege,” which would keep communications between them confidential.

“This is a rarity,” said State Attorney Andrew Warren. “Because most people understand that they have a duty to answer questions. And when that duty is explained to them by a judge, they’re willing to provide us answers.”

Parents of suspected Tampa serial killer refuse to answer …

The father of the suspected Tampa serial killer is refusing to speak to investigators, court documents show.

A judge is scheduled to rule on whether Howell Donaldson Jr. should be held in contempt for refusing to provide testimony to state prosecutors Tuesday, despite a subpoena that ordered him to do so, according to a motion filed Wednesday.

On Monday, Howell Donaldson Jr. was served with the subpoena directing him to appear at the Office of the State Attorney to provide “truthful testimony” on Tuesday at 2 p.m. When he and his lawyer Ralph Fernandez arrived, he “refused to answer any question related to the investigation,” according to the motion.

His son, Howell Donaldson III, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of four people in Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood between Oct. 9 and Nov. 14.

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Parents of suspected Tampa serial killer refuse to answer investigators’ questions

The father of the suspected Tampa serial killer is refusing to speak to investigators, court documents show.

A judge is scheduled to rule on whether Howell Donaldson Jr. should be held in contempt for refusing to provide testimony to state prosecutors Tuesday, despite a subpoena that ordered him to do so, according to a motion filed Wednesday.

On Monday, Howell Donaldson Jr. was served with the subpoena directing him to appear at the Office of the State Attorney to provide “truthful testimony” on Tuesday at 2 p.m. When he and his lawyer Ralph Fernandez arrived, he “refused to answer any question related to the investigation,” according to the motion.

His son, Howell Donaldson III, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of four people in Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood between Oct. 9 and Nov. 14.

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Parents of suspected Tampa serial killer refuse to testify against him, lawyer says


Suspected serial killer caught in Tampa

Tampa police: Suspect was behind 4 murders.

The parents of the 24-year-old man accused of killing four people over a 51-day period of terror in Tampa say they will not testify against him even if it means they will face criminal charges.

Howell “Trai” Donaldson, III, is accused of killing four people in the Seminole Heights neighborhood in Tampa. His parents were subpoenaed by prosecutors to give information about their son’s background, but are only agreeing to divulge basic information, their

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