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Man arrested for murdering mother of his 3-month-old child at Brandon apartment complex

John James McQueen
Posted at 4:12 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 10:45:40-04

BRANDON, Fla. — Detectives arrested a 26-year-old man for the murder of a Brandon mother of four on Tuesday afternoon.

John James McQueen is charged with First Degree Murder and Tampering with Evidence.

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Deputies responded around 12:30 p.m. to the Charleston Landings Apartments where they found a deceased woman in an apartment.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said McQueen killed the mother of his 3-month-old child.

The victim, whose name has not been released, had three other children. Deputies say they found all four children unharmed.

The Sheriff's Office reports there were previous domestic violence incidents between McQueen and the victim before the murder.

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