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Accused Seminole Heights killer, Howell Donaldson III, indicted by Grand Jury

Posted at 4:41 PM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 00:16:15-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Accused Seminole Heights killer, Howell Donaldson III, has been indicted by a Grand Jury.

According to documents obtained by ABC Action News, the jury has charged Donaldson with four counts of premeditated, first-degree murder for the deaths of Benjamin Mitchell, Monica Hoffa, Anthony Naiboa and Ronald Felton.

State Attorney Andrew Warren confirmed the indictments during a news conference.

Last week, a judge ruled Howell Emanuel Donaldson III to be held without bond until Tuesday, December 5. However, on Monday, December 4, Donaldson waived his bond hearing saying he will stay in jail until his trial. Also announced on Monday, a judge agreed to seal the search warrant and other documents related to the case.

On Thursday, a judge ordered the parents of Howell Donaldson III, suspected Seminole Heights killer, to appear in court on January 5, 2018 to show cause as to why they should not be held in civil contempt of court after they have refused to answer questions about their son. 

The court hearing is scheduled for Friday, January 5 at 10 a.m.

Read more on what led to Thursday's court hearing