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Hillsborough sheriff’s deputies charge woman with second degree murder

The woman was charged after a man was found dead in a Riverview home.
Published Oct. 19
Updated Oct. 20

RIVERVIEW — Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman Friday and charged her with second degree murder after a man was found dead in a Riverview home.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies arrested Melissa Turner, 26, on Friday and her charged with murder in the second degree. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]

Deputies were called to a home on the 9000 block of White Barn Way about 8:45 a.m. Friday and found an adult male dead from an apparent upper body trauma.

Deputies interviewed neighbors and later arrested Melissa Turner, 26. She was charged with murder in the second degree.

Officials are not releasing the name of the victim, citing Marsy’s Law, which restricts disclosure of victims’ names.

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