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Tampa Rape Suspect Charged With Attempting To Hire Hit Man

Tampa Rape Suspect Charged With Attempting To Hire Hit Man

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - The man accused of raping a 70-year-old woman inside a Sulpher Springs church is now charged with trying to have her killed.

Hillsborough sheriff's investigators say 27-year-old Demetreius Morris sent hand written notes to a witness indicating he wanted a "hit" on the victim and her daughter before his May 8th court hearing.

Detectives say Morris was willing to pay that person with his Social Security money.

Last October, during a weekday, Tampa police say Morris approached a woman while she was inside the Living Word Fellowship church on N. 13th Street, then attacked her. 

Police tracked down Morris after a DNA match linked him to the crime.

 

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