Cory Hill Formally Charged for Murder of Shakeira Rucker
ORANGE COUNTY, FL – The Office of the State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit has formally filed charges against Cory Hill for the murder of Shakeira Rucker. Hill remains in jail under a no bond status stemming from his November arrest of Attempted Second Degree Murder and other charges against his ex-girlfriend and her family.
Hill now faces an additional charge of Second Degree Murder (With a Firearm) for the death of Ms. Rucker. Ms. Rucker’s body was found in a self-storage facility at 2400 Wiggins Road in Apopka after someone complained about a smell coming from inside a unit registered to Cory Hill.
This charge guarantees the defendant will be held without bond while we continue building our case for a potential First Degree Murder indictment in Rucker’s homicide. Due to procedural rules, the State is limited to filing a Second Degree Murder charge by Information prior to presenting the case to the Orange County Grand Jury.
We acknowledge the heightened public interest in this case. However, it remains an open and active investigation and we are limited in what we are able to release at this time.