FL - Manhunt in Tampa after 4 slayings in 5 weeks, Oct-Nov 2017 #3 *Arrest*

Discussion in 'Rampage Killings and Terrorist Attacks' started by SleuthyLou, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Bootsctr

    Bootsctr Well-Known Member

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    You are a treasure trove of information Miss Dot! It sounds like these guys wanted to do what Dahmer wanted to do - make sex slaves out of them and then kill them or sell them when they were through with them. Just awful, awful men! Lock them up and throw away the key I say.
     


  2. FindHG

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    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. Good to know your impressions. Glad you shared them because I think I feel more secure in saying, the lawyer seems consummate at creating an aura of reasonable doubt which I guess would be his want, to tickle that very spot in the mind. Still seems to me his intent is way too forced to be effective at this point.
     
  3. MelbourneSleuth

    MelbourneSleuth New Member

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    Thanks FindHQ

    100% agree! And is this just setting the scene for the defence lawyers job?

    Interested what locals think, I can only imagine the feelings & impact of these scary random killings on the community.

    Never seen anything like it from a lawyer. Will be watching with interest from Australia.


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  4. FindHG

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    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, MelbourneSleuth, and please keep em flowing.

    I too agree with you a hundred percent!
    :crosseyed:
    A soap opera, not opera performance.

    ~
    I hope you have a chance, if you aren't already listening, to catch Tricia's podcast, which includes discussion of this perp.
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/websle...io-dec-3rd-17-dr-lillian-glasssheryl-mccollum
     
  5. Theforeigner

    Theforeigner Well-Known Member

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    I have been thinking about the lawyers strong and kind of mysterious statement as well, and I just had this thought:

    What if HD suffer from som kind of illness that, among other things, affects his hand nerves/muscles, that in turn affect his hands fine engine and that this was the reason why he could not continue his basketball sport carrier, and therefore in no way could have flipped the mobile phone the way the killer on the video did ?
     
  6. FindHG

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    Even if he showed up in court in a bathrobe, that would not work for me to instill doubt.
     
  7. Reannan

    Reannan Seek Brotherhood, Cherish Solitude

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    Does anyone have a good timeline on HD? When he left Tampa for college, what he did in college, where he worked, when he moved back to Tampa, when he got the job at McDonald’s etc? I have been searching and am trying to create a list, but any help would be appreciated.
     
  8. Theforeigner

    Theforeigner Well-Known Member

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    Well you are of course free to believe what you want, however IF it turns out that HD has a physical illness that makes it impossible for him to flip a mobile phone then it is a fact that he is not the guy flipping a mobilephone in the video...right ?
     
  9. Flowercb

    Flowercb Well-Known Member

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    Flowercb Well-Known Member

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    Reannan Seek Brotherhood, Cherish Solitude

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    Posting the timeline I have thus far here. If anyone has anything to add or clarify, please share:
    Howell Emanuel Donaldson III – aka Trai Donaldson
    8321 Millwood Drive
    Tampa, Florida

    Son of Rosita and Howell Donaldson II
    Run Sheer Excellence Hair Academy in Tampa
    Instagram name: @trigga_traiii
    2010 – 2011: Attended Alonso High School in Tampa for half of his Junior and his Senior year.
    Fall 2011: Attended St. John’s University in New York beginning Fall 2011
    Walk-on for Men’s basketball team in 2011-2012, but never played.
    Was shy, quiet, and polite during his first year at school according to his suite mate when he started college.

    Majored in computer science with a minor in sports management.

    2014: Arrested in Manhattan, New York 2014 in sealed record.

    May – September 2015: Worked at Sheer Excellence Hair Acadmey as an assistant??? [need verification]

    2016: Worked at Mets Stadium in 2016 as a “Guest Experience Host” [scanning tickets for season subscribers and VIP’s and operating elevators].

    Worked for Adidas (Sales Lead) ??

    Worked for NBA (Event Ambassador)???

    January 2017 Graduated St. John’s University in New York [maybe computer science degree???] (LinkedIn says he graduated in 2015 with degree in Sports Management).
    January 2017 moved back to Tampa, Florida.
    February 13. 2017 – May 2, 2017: Worked Ultimate Medical Academy as a Classroom Support Specialist. (Passed background check, but terminated after two months due to absenteeism.

    Early 2017 – dating woman at University of Central Florida???

    Augusat 2017 – November 2017: Worked at McDonalds in Ybor City as Crew Leader [Need verification of time]

    Has been giving private athletic coaching to students at outside facilities at his brother’s school, Trinity School For Children in Tampa.

    10/3/2017: Purchased gun at Shooters World on East Fletcher Avenue in Tampa, Fl. (passed background check, waited three days to get gun.

    10/7/17.) Picked up purchased gun, and purchased 20-round box of SIG brand Smith and Wesson ammunition.
     
  12. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    (I look forward to catching up here, been swamped in little Mariah's thread)
     
  13. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for putting this together!
    This link has has dates and details.
    http://wfla.com/2017/11/29/terror-i...the-51-day-manhunt-and-how-it-came-to-an-end/
     
  14. 1&2&3

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    Perhaps the lawyer was leading up to something similar? Just like "if the glove doesn't fit, you have to acquit ". NO! No, we can't take anymore of the foolishness we've seen come out of Florida trials - CA and OJ in CA!
     
  15. MzOpinion8d

    MzOpinion8d On Time Out

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    What I think is weird about it is that the message seemed to be "Yeah, we know it was Trai, but once you find out some info you'll understand why he did it".
     
  16. human

    human Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I could accept is that it is in fact an evil twin brother that has been hidden away for years and not Trai. He has been living in a home and simply just appeared. That is why his personality is so different. Other than that, there is nothing else to describe several premeditated murders.
     
  17. Heathyheath_

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    IF somebody killed another person while HD is in jail and footage came out that showed that killer with the same physical attributes as the person in the video then maybe HD is innocent as well, what’s your point?

    I thought this forum was for discussing actual facts and how they link into an investigation and right now the facts are that this person who was arrested is admittedly the owner of the gun that was used to kill three of the four men. There’s no point in saying ‘what if?’ for something you have zero evidence about.
     
  18. Theforeigner

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    My "theory" was just a shot/thought due to MelbourneSleuth's post (se below) and HD's parents lawyer Ralph Fernandez's mysterious statement in the media saying something to the effect that when more info comes out it will change the whole case completely (quote and video link below).

    HD's parents lawyer Ralph Fernandez's mysterious statement:
    http://wfla.com/2017/12/01/tampa-at...-revealed-about-seminole-heights-murder-case/

    "“There is a factor here that just completely changes the dynamics and at some time that will become public in the appropriate forum,” said Fernandez."

     
  19. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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  20. Flowercb

    Flowercb Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what HD parents said to him when and if they saw him in jail. How can you tell your son you love him after you find out his is a serial killer? He needs to be told that he is a horrible person even by his parents. If not, he can be made to believe that anything he does is OK. Not that he will have an opportunity to do much more.....:jail:
     

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