Husband charged with murder after alleged dispute with wife in Tampa home

Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies have arrested and charged 49-year-old Richard Singletary with second-degree murder in connection to his wife’s death on Monday.

The sheriff’s office said it received multiple 911 calls around 3 p.m. regarding gunshots at a home within the Lakeshore Villa community, located in the 15000 block of Lakeshore Villa Street in Tampa.

Deputies found a 60-year-old woman dead inside the home.

Detectives learned a dispute had taken place between the victim and her husband moments before she died.

Singletary is also being charged with tampering with physical evidence. Several neighbors who reported the gunfire are currently being interviewed by detectives.

“Domestic violence is a crime we encounter too often and our heart breaks for the victim and those suffering from this senseless loss,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister.

“We urge anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse, whether physical or emotional, to please seek help. Our county has several organizations, like The Spring of Tampa Bay, that save lives everyday by providing guidance and resources to empower domestic violence victims and help them leave dangerous situations.”

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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