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Fifth suspect arrested in Brandon trash bin murder

TAMPA — Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies have arrested a fifth suspect in the killing of a man who was stabbed, beaten, set ablaze and left dead in a trash bin in May.

Randy Allen Morris, 34, was arrested Saturday in his Temple Terrace home on a warrant for the charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping in connection with the death of 26-year-old Robert Brewer.

Deputies issued the warrant in September after an investigation found Morris was involved in the crime, deputies said.

On May 3, Brewer, of Valrico, met three men at the Westfield Brandon mall. David Link II, Brendan Terry and Kasey Ackerman brought him back to their Brandon apartment to take painkillers and Xanax, deputies said.

Later that night, Ackerman, 21, and Terry, 20, stabbed and beat Brewer, tossed him in a trash bin outside, poured gasoline on him and set him on fire, deputies said.

Officials have not said how Morris was involved.

Brewer's remains were discovered the next morning and investigators identified him by dental records, deputies said.

Terry and Ackerman were charged with first-degree murder. Link and his mother, Rosanna Dimauro, who deputies said helped clean up the blood, were charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.

Link, 19, was sentenced in September to almost three years in state prison. The four others remain behind bars without bail, awaiting trial.

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