Granville Ritchie, suspect in 9-year-old Felecia Williams murder, makes first appearance on charges

TAMPA, Fla. - The suspect in nine-year-old Felecia Williams' murder made his first appearance in a Tampa court Monday. 

Granville Ritchie, 35, faced a judge on murder, capital sexual assault, and aggravated child abuse charges. He was formally charged in the crime on Friday.

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The Temple Terrace Police chief said Friday that Williams suffered blunt force trauma to her head, was sexually assaulted and strangled. Police said her body was concealed in a suitcase and dumped along the Courtney Campbell Causeway, where she was later found in May.

Ritchie is being held in the Hillsborough County Jail without bond. 

 

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