Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pharmacist charged with murdering wife in Tampa home

TAMPA — Deputies accused a local pharmacist of beating his wife to death inside their home Wednesday morning.

Olufemi Oladapo Ademoye, 52, ran out of his house at 8615 Villa Largo Drive in north Tampa at 9:50 a.m. and asked a neighbor to call 911.

He said his wife, Juliet Ademoye, had a heart attack, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

But when deputies and rescue crews arrived, they found that the master bedroom and bathroom were covered in blood.

Deputies also determined that an aluminum baseball bat was covered with her blood.

Juliet Ademoye, 53, was pronounced dead by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. She was licensed as a mortgage broker, state records show.

Deputies said they think she suffered from blunt-force trauma to the head and body.

Her husband told paramedics they had been in a fight, according to the Sheriff's Office.

He was charged with second-degree murder Wednesday night.

Ademoye, who worked at Crown Pharmacy, had been a member of the Nigerian Pharmacists Association of Tampa Bay.

According to its website, the nonprofit was formed in 1996 and holds seminars and other educational offerings for its more than 50 members.

He is also licensed by the state Board of Health through September 2011 and has never been disciplined or had public complaints filed against him, records show.

Ademoye was taken to a Hillsborough County jail.

Pharmacist charged with murdering wife in Tampa home 06/16/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:48pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Review: Arcade Fire open hearts, play with passion at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa


    Gloves off, hearts open and disco balls glittering, Arcade Fire scaled the stage for the first time ever in Tampa, pouncing and flailing and performing with all the passion that’s made them one of the world’s most celebrated rock bands this century.

    Arcade Fire performed at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa on Sept. 22, 2017.
  2. Lightning's Steven Stamkos looks close to top form in first game since November

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The wait felt like forever for Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, having gone 10 months without playing in a game.

    A scramble in front of the Lightning goal has Matthew Peca, far left, and Erik Cernak, middle, helping out goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy during the third period of a 3-1 win against the Predators. Vasilevskiy, who made 29 saves, was “exceptional,” coach Jon Cooper says.
  3. Rays journal: Alex Cobb may have pitched last game in Rays uniform (w/video)

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — RHP Alex Cobb pitched well enough to lead the Rays to an 8-3 win over the Orioles on Friday.

    Wilson Ramos gives thanks after hitting a grand slam during the second inning, putting the Rays up 4-0.
  4. Steven Souza Jr. vindicating big trade for Rays

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — There was a time when the three-team, 11-player transaction the Rays orchestrated to get Steven Souza Jr. from the Nationals looked liked a bad deal.

    The Rays’ Steven Souza Jr. has 30 home runs this season while improving his defense and baserunning but wants to improve on his .236 batting average.
  5. Fennelly: Lightning's Manon Rheaume made history 25 years ago Saturday

    Lightning Strikes

    The name is part of Lightning history, hockey history, sports history.

    Lightning goalie Manon Rheaume became the first woman to play in an NHL game 25 years ago today.