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Man Charged with Murder 8 Years after Shooting

James Riddle | Pinellas Sheriff | Arrests

The victim was shot in 2010. He died in January of complications from the shooting, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

PINELLAS COUNTY – A man has been charged with murder, eight years after the victim was shot, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.

James Riddle, 42, was charged with one count of first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Aaron Reny, 37. Riddle pleaded guilty in 2012 for the attempted first degree murder of Mr. Reny and the murder of John Roland. He was sentenced to 38 years with the Florida Department of Corrections for those crimes. On Monday (Feb.5), Riddle was brought to the Pinellas County Jail from Okeechobee Correctional Facility to be charged with first degree murder.

The charge arose from a Feb. 4, 2010, incident in which deputies were called to a murder in the area of 3365 57th Ave. N in unincorporated Lealman. The first victim, 25-year-old John Roland, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The second victim, Mr. Reny, who was then 30 years old, was alive and being treated at a local hospital for multiple gunshot wounds.

Deputies said Riddle was suspected in the drug-related shooting. Riddle was taken into custody that day and charged with one count each of first degree murder in the death of Mr. Roland and first degree attempted murder in connection with the shooting of Mr. Reny. On Oct. 17, 2012, Riddle pleaded guilty to both charges and was sentenced.

On Jan. 13, Mr. Reny was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The Medical Examiner’s Office assumed custody of Mr. Reny’s body and conducted an autopsy. The MEO concluded that mr. Reny died as a result of delayed complications of the multiple gunshot wounds he suffered Feb. 4, 2010.

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Man Charged with Murder 8 Years after Shooting
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Man Charged with Murder 8 Years after Shooting
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The victim was shot in 2010. He died in January of complications from the shooting, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
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