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Attorneys of accused Seminole Heights killer concerned of readiness for August trial

Howell Donaldson III jailhouse phone call
Posted at 11:58 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 17:22:46-05

TAMPA, Fla. — The man accused of terrorizing Seminole Heights appeared in court Tuesday.

Howell "Trai" Donaldson III is expected to stand trail later in the year after he was accused of killing four people in the fall of 2017.

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On Tuesday, Donaldson's attorneys said they're concerned they will not be ready for the August 10 trial date because they have too many depositions to take.

A decision on the trial will be made at Donaldson's next disposition on April 14, according to the judge.

The state is seeking the death penalty against Donaldson, who is accused of shooting and killing Monica Hoffa, 32, Anthony Naiboa, 20, Benjamin Mitchell, 22, and Ronald Felton, 60.

The pretrial hearing for Donaldson's trial will take place August 4, 2020.