Plant City authorities say a Seffner man caused a three-vehicle accident that took the life of a 57-year-old woman last week.
A Tampa man convicted in 2013 of murder saw his death sentence overturned last week in response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court case that invalidated the sentencing rules used by the state of Florida in capital murder cases.
Acting on a Crime Stoppers tip that someone was manufacturing methamphetamine at a local motel, Hillsborough County deputies found an active lab beneath the bathroom sink in a room at the Masters Inn Tampa East in Seffner this week, according to a report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Kenneth Ray Jackson was scheduled to be sentenced this week after having been convicted of raping and killing Cuc Thu Tran, a Seffner mother of three, in 2007. The hearing was rescheduled for June 5. A jury found Jackson guilty of first-degree murder last November and recommended the death penalty. After hearing from both the prosecution and the defense, a circuit judge will decide whether to impose the death penalty.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Charles Anthony Foster of Seffner was charged with the murder of two Seffner roommates last week in a mobile home park near Interstate 4. Foster has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of robbery with a weapon.