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Just Hours After His Release from Jail Due to COVID-19 Fears, Inmate Commits Murder

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On March 13, Joseph Edwards Williams was arrested in Florida for possession of heroin. On March 19, Williams was released from jail due to fears of further coronavirus spread.

On March 20, Williams was arrested again.

This time, for killing a human being.

Here’s the scoop, via WFLA:

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – An inmate who was released from the Hillsborough County Jail in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus is back behind bars and accused of committing second-degree murder the day after he got out of jail, deputies say.

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The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office confirms 26-year-old Joseph Edwards Williams was arrested on a warrant Monday night in Gibsonton.

They say he is connected to a March 20 shooting homicide in the Progress Village area. Deputies responded at 10:40 that night to several 911 calls about gunshots fired near 81st Street South and Ash Avenue. A man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Williams is being held on $250,000 bond.

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John Salvatore has been a Writer and Editor of multiple political blogs since early 2015. He earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. A diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan, John can be reached at [email protected]




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