TAMPA, Fla. — Both the accused Seminole Heights killer and his parents faced a judge on Friday morning.
During the hearing, WFTS learned Howell Donaldson III had just found out he is facing the death penalty before going into court Friday morning. His next court hearing was scheduled for June 12 at 9 a.m.
His parents, Howell Donaldson Junior and his wife, Rosita Donaldson, were also in court and the judge scheduled their next court hearing for February 9, 2018. The couple faces potential contempt of court charges after they refused to answer questions regarding their sons' case.