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Suspect in Riverview slaying back in Hillsborough


Published:   |   Updated: July 12, 2013 at 07:48 PM

The man suspected of stabbing a Riverview convenience store clerk to death has been extradited to Hillsborough County from Charlotte County, where he was captured Wednesday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said

Lawrence Bongiovanni, 20, of Brandon was booked at 2:45 p.m. today into Orient Road Jail, where he will be held without bond and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kenneth Redding.

Redding, 54, was found with multiple stab wounds at the 7-Eleven at 11015 Bloomingdale Ave. on Wednesday about 1:30 a.m.

Hillsborough County deputies questioned Russell Travis Beasley, 25, and Brandan Garret Green, 23, but released them because there was not enough evidence to connect them to the slaying.

Bongiovanni was arrested Wednesday by a sheriff's deputy who spotted him walking along a road in Charlotte County. About the same time, a Sarasota County sheriff's deputy pulled over Beasley and Green on Fruitville Road in a car investigators said was used by Bongiovanni.

Investigators said they were able to track down the men through scratch-off lottery tickets stolen from the 7-Eleven and later cashed.

Both men started cashing in winning tickets hours after the killing, Hillsborough Sheriff David Gee said.

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