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Man faces first-degree murder charge in 2017 death of woman

TAMPA — A 68-year-old man was arrested Monday on a first-degree murder charge, according to Tampa police.

Officers took James Leon Jackson into custody at 2712 W Nassau St. in west Tampa at about 1 p.m. A warrant for his arrest had been issued Friday.

Jackson is accused in the September 2017 killing Diana Blumenberg Medina, 35, of Osceola County, according to police.

Medina died of upper body trauma, police said at the time, and was found across the street from Just Elementary School.

Jackson was born in Macon, Ga., according to the warrant. He was being held without bail Monday in the Hillsborough County jail.

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