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State Attorney Andrew Warren is expected to announce Tuesday whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty in the Seminole Heights murder cases against Howell Donaldson III, according to reports.
Donaldson is facing four counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Benjamin Mitchell, Monica Hoffa, Anthony Naiboa and Ronald Felton. All four people were killed within a few weeks of each other in Seminole Heights, sparking a 51-day investigation and hunt for the suspected killer. Donaldson was arrested in November after police say he handed a fellow Ybor City McDonald’s employee a bag with a gun inside, leading the employee to tip off police.
Warren has previously told reporters there were several factors to take into consideration before deciding whether to pursue the death penalty.