TAMPA, Fla – A prolific violent criminal will spend the rest of his life in prison after the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office successfully prosecuted Orbro Bailey for second-degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon.
After the jury convicted him, a judge sentenced Bailey to two consecutive life sentences for the crimes that occurred in the summer of 2021 in Westchase.
Bailey shot and killed a man during a robbery after being released from prison just six weeks earlier following a 30-year stint behind bars for a string of previous violent robberies.
The State Attorney’s Office chose to retry the case after the original trial resulted in a hung jury in April of 2023.
“The only way to keep the community safe from this violent offender was to retry the case and pursue justice for the victims,” said the SAO.
A judge sentenced him to three life sentences on Thursday, two of them to be served consecutively.
“Given the facts of this case and this defendant’s history of violence, our office was determined to ensure this hardened criminal did not have a chance to claim another victim. He will spend the rest of his life behind bars where he can think about the choices he made and the life he stole. My thoughts are with the victim’s family, and I hope this conviction provides them closure and comfort,” said State Attorney Suzy Lopez.
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