Tampa Man Charged with Triple Murder
The bodies were found after a fire last November, Hillsborough deputies said.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A Tampa man has been accused of murdering three people whose bodies were found after a house fire last November, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Ricky Wilkerson Jr., 23, of Tampa, was charged with three counts of First Degree Murder and one count each of Armed Burglary of a Dwelling and Robbery with a Firearm. Wilkerson is being held without bond.
Wilkerson is the second person arrested and charged in connection with the fire. Xavier Pierre Whitehead, 28, of Tampa, was charged Dec. 1 with one count each of Armed Burglary of a Dwelling, Arson First Degree,and Tampering with Physical Evidence. (Click here for related story.)
About 3:05 p.m. Nov. 15, deputies were called to a 16th Avenue S address in Tampa for a house fire. Patrol deputies and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue found a mobile home in the back of the property on
When firefighters entered the mobile home, they found three people deceased inside. All appeared to have sustained upper body trauma. They were later identified as Xavier Greene, Derek Archie, and Haley Stone.
A neighborhood canvas was conducted and deputies found a video that showed three people getting out of a white Nissan Altima at the residence. The cameras also showed a gray Infiniti at the residence shortly
after. One person got out of the Infiniti and set the mobile home on fire.
Wilkerson was identified as the Altima’s owner. He was arrested Friday (March 1).
Photo shows Ricky Wilkerson Jr., left, and Xavier Pierre Whitehead.
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