This October will mark five years since prosecutors said Howell Trae Donaldson went on a random killing spree in Seminole Heights. Now, prosecutors and Donaldson's defense team said they are ready to try one of his cases next year.
The parents of a man allegedly murdered by the accused Seminole Heights serial killer have been banned from testifying at trial.
There will still be four separate trials for the man accused in a string of shooting deaths that terrified residents in the Tampa neighborhood of Seminole Heights back in the fall of 2017, but an appellate judge has reversed a previous ruling that testimony and evidence from each trial also be kept separate.
Howell Trae Donaldson is accused of gunning down four people in Seminole heights back in 2017. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
Accused Seminole Heights serial killer Howell Trae Donaldson will be in court Thursday. He wants the death penalty thrown out in his case.
Howell Trae Donaldson’s defense team is mounting a legal fight that aims to limit what the jury gets to see and who they hear from during his murder trial.
Accused serial killer Howell Trae Donaldson was present for his virtual court hearing Thursday but it’s his legal team that is gearing up for a legal battle.
Attorneys for the accused Seminole Heights serial killer, Howell Trae Donaldson, III are asking a Tampa judge to throw out the death penalty. They say prosecutors made mistakes that violated Donaldson's rights.
Elijah McCray went before a Pinellas County judge Friday facing first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder charges. The judge decided he will stay in jail while he awaits his trial.
The Pinellas County sheriff says "a true public safety nightmare" has been avoided after the arrest of a suspect who was randomly shooting people in his Seminole neighborhood.
From the Seminole Heights murders to the 2020 riots, Chief Brian Dugan has overseen a busy department. Now he's retiring on his own terms after living his dream, one he never expected would take him to the top.
Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Samantha Ward made the decision to hold four trials for accused Seminole Heights killer Howell Trae Donaldson and now she has to decide whether the four juries will hear testimony and evidence related to the other cases.
Prosecutors just filed a new motion asking the judge to allow Donaldson's prior bad acts and crimes in each trial, also known as "Williams Rule," as evidence.
In court documents filed this summer, Trae Donaldson's attorneys claimed evidence of each murder might help bolster proof in the other murders. They worried that would stack the deck against him and the result would not be a fair trial.
In court documents just filed, attorneys for Howell "Trae" Donaldson say evidence of each murder may help bolster proof in the other murders. The defense says that would stack the deck against Donaldson and the result would not be a fair trial.
The trial of accused serial killer Howell "Trae" Donaldson is scheduled for this summer, but his attorneys say they will not be ready.
Police in Tampa identified the gunman involved in the October 12 shooting of a teenager in Seminole Heights. Tampa police have put out a warrant for the arrest of 17-year-old Eric Wordlaw.
A tentative court date in 2020 has been set for Howell Donaldson III.
Accused Seminole Heights serial killer Howell Trae Donaldson has complained about how miserable he is in jail. He told the judge about it months ago.
FOX 13 has obtained audio and video of jailhouse conversations the accused Seminole Heights killer had with his parents. Howell ‘Trai’ Donaldson talked to his mom and dad on the phone and then visited with them back in January.