Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-016

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 13, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Suspect Faces Murder Charges

    Detectives make an arrest in a 2001 Murder case.
    • Saturday
    • June 9, 2001
    • Time: 10:34 PM
    • 1601 Scott Street
    • Tampa, FL


    William Henry Sanders, DOB 12-21-83
    5806 - 82 Street South
    Tampa, FL

    Charge: Second Degree Murder



    Sabrina Hayes, DOB 7-30-75
    11119 Mahin Lane, Riverview


    Hillsborough detectives arrested William Sanders on January 12, 2011 charging him with Second Degree Murder in connection with the June 9, 2001 murder of Sabrina Hayes.

    On June 9, 2001, the victim was driving her late model Buick into the subdivision at 82nd and Bahia Drive in Progress Village, when she was shot in the upper torso. The victim drove four blocks to the intersection of 86th and Bahia Drive, exited her vehicle and collapsed on the street. Deputies arrived and performed CPR until Fire Rescue took over. The victim died at the scene.

    Detectives continued to investigate this case by conducting interviews and following leads. On Tuesday, January 11, 2011 detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of William Sanders. Detectives learned that in 2001 the suspect, William Sanders was selling drugs in the Progress Village area and the victim was known to frequent the area for the purpose of purchasing illegal drugs. It is believed that the homicide was over a drug transaction.

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