Tampa, FL (March 18, 2019) – Police arrested a registered sex offender identified as 54-year-old Samuel Parsons after he allegedly murdered a woman at a Tampa home. Her body was discovered on Sunday.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office answered a call from 911 to find that Parsons had asked them to contact law enforcement. When they arrived at the home on Ellison Road around 8:00 a.m. Sunday, they found Parsons on the front porch.
Deputies entered the home and found the body of the woman, who had suffered severe upper body trauma. The relationship between Parsons and the woman has not yet been disclosed.
Interviews from those in the area led to the arrest of Parsons for murder in the second degree. In the past, Parsons allegedly served a 14-year stint in prison after being convicted of sexual battery to a victim under 12. Deputies had also responded to the same home in the past for domestic disturbances but no arrests were ever made.
Tampa Second Degree Murder Laws
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