Attorney for parents of Howell Donaldson, accused Seminole Heights killer, speaks

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The parents of Howell Donaldson III have not yet seen their son since he was arrested, accused of murdering four victims in Seminole Heights.

That’s according to their attorney, who spoke for the first time to News Channel 8 Thursday night.

Attorney Ralph Fernandez says the parents have gone into hiding, but their hearts go out to their son, and also to the victim’s families and the families of everyone involved.

News Channel 8’s Melanie Michael has much more on this story in the video above. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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