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Audio recording captures Riverview killing

RIVERVIEW — In an audio recording of a victim's final seconds, investigators could hear someone barging into David Briell's room before shots rang out.

Briell, 39, was shot and killed in his home at 12230 Dawn Vista Drive on Oct. 13. Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies arrested Adonius Bailey, 32, 12310 Ajay Court in Tampa, the next day.

A search warrant for Bailey's home revealed that a woman detectives have called a witness had been text messaging with Briell earlier in the day about coming to his home. Bailey brought her to Briell's house and waited outside, deputies said.

The search warrant affidavit said a recording device was found under Briell's bed.

The recording captured a conversation between Briell and the woman, and then what sounded like sex, the warrant said. Then someone barged into the room and fired shots.

The witness told investigators Bailey left the room and went to threaten Briell's roommate before coming back to get her as she tried to help the man bleeding on the floor, the warrant said.

"Get the (expletive) up. Get the (expletive) up out of here," the man's voice said on the recording, according to the warrant.

The witness and shooter got into a gold Cadillac and drove away, detectives wrote.

Bailey was being held at a Hillsborough County jail without bail Thursday night. He has been charged with first-degree murder and the armed burglary of a dwelling.

Audio recording captures Riverview killing 10/28/10 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 11:32pm]
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