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Wandering Children Told Police Someone Killed Thier Grandmother. Years Later, Florida Police Charged The Suspect.

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Source: Orange County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Nov. 20 2022, Published 4:29 p.m. ET

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A man in prison for attempted murder is now being accused as a killer in a Florida cold case, authorities said.

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Last week, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida announced they charged Bobby Lee Story, 57, with murder. He was charged in connection to the 2018 killing of his then-girlfriend Denise Hayes, 51.

Story was already behind bars for an attempted murder case in the Tampa area the same year, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Around noon on Aug. 24, 2018, Hayes’ grandchildren were found wandering near Pine Hills, Florida, according to WESH.

One of the children, a 3-year-old, said that a man had killed his grandmother, the TV station. Police went to the family’s Orlando home and found the victim dead from a gunshot wound.

Investigators said there was a history of threats and one time when Story attempted to stab the victim.


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