Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-042

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 7, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Suspect Stabs Ex-Girlfriend Then Himself

    Suspect faces murder charges.
    • Saturday
    • February 5, 2011
    • Time: 6:44 AM
    • 14432 Reuter Strasse Circle, Apt #1
    • Tampa, FL


    Manuel Angel Santiago

    DOB 11-20-86
    12521 Tinsley Circle, Apt, 204
    Tampa, FL


    First Degree Murder
    Armed Burglary of a Dwelling


    Taneka Humphrey
    DOB 09-19-83
    14432 Reuter Strasse Circle, #1
    Tampa, FL


    On February 5, 2011, at approximately 6:44 a.m. the suspect unlawfully entered the victim's occupied residence, using a key, while in possession of a knife. The suspect then proceeded to the northeast bedroom, where the victim was sleeping and cut the victim's throat, fatally injuring her. An adult male witness that was in another room sleeping woke up and went to the victims bedroom and observed he suspect standing next to the bed with a knife in his hand and blood coming from his neck. The witness shouted at the suspect, and then held the door shut from the outside until deputies arrived. Santiago is the ex-boyfriend of the victim. The motive is unknown.

    Santiago was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he was admitted, treated and later transferred to Orient Road Jail where he is being held on the above charges.
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